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November 2022

## Leopard, Zebra and Giraffe.

leopard = 5

zebra = 8

giraffe = 3

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Result = 16

Gil C. has given us a quicker answer to this puzzle. Thank you!

Add the two middle equations: L + Z – 2G = 7

From 1: 13 – 2G = 7

2G = 6

G = 3

Quicker.

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What was the self-talk through this puzzle?
What do we know?
Leopard plus the Zebra = 13
Zebra minus giraffe = 5 (so the zebra is more than the giraffe)
Leopard minus the giraffe = 2. (so the leopard is more than the giraffe)
Leopard plus the Zebra = 13 so the giraffe must be a smaller number that the Leopard and the Zebra.
Let’s try 2 – does that work? If we take 2 away from the zebra, it has to equal 5. Can we make the zebra 3 in the first row? Leopard + 3 = 13? that would make the leopard 10.
But we know that Leopard minus the giraffe = 2. So the Leopard being 10 doesn’t work because that would make the giraffe 8.
Let’s try the giraffe being 3.
And see if you can follow along after that.
Have fun!

## Connections.

Did you find the concept linking each of these pairs of words?

1. LOCK – PIANO > KEY

2. SHIP — CARD > Deck

3. TREE — CAR > Trunk

4. SCHOOL – EYE > Pupil (Exam and Private are also possible)

5. PILLOW – COURT > Case

6. RIVER — MONEY > Bank (Flow is also possible)

7. BED — PAPER > Sheet

8. ARMY — WATER > Tank

9. TENNIS — NOISE > Racket

10. EGYPTIAN — MOTHER > Mummy

11. SMOKER — PLUMBER > Pipe

## Number Plate Puzzle

Here is a license number plate issued to a car. A 234 HIL
One letter, three numbers, three letters. How many can be issued using this sequence?

Solution

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