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« on: 25/11/2008 13:22:25 »
and I'm not talking willies - which reminds me of a joke about gay ghosts, but I digress.....

Here is a question from the MENSA puzzle site. An easy one to begin with!


Rearrange the following letters to form two seven-letter words.

 
E   E   M   P   R   S   U


What are they?

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« Reply #1 on: 25/11/2008 14:09:52 »
Supreme and presume

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« Reply #2 on: 25/11/2008 14:21:27 »
See? Told you it was easy. Ok next one....

On each row place two letters that can be attached to the beginning of the given word to form a longer word. When completed the added letters will give a word reading downwards.

_ _ bow
_ _ hoes
_ _ eat
_ _ ward
_ _ on

What is the word?

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« Reply #3 on: 25/11/2008 14:42:31 »
will wait for someone else to have a go, but I have worked it out - begins with E ends in C

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« Reply #4 on: 25/11/2008 14:43:43 »
love word games and i am bored, so this is good, wont be able to logic or maths ones

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« Reply #5 on: 25/11/2008 17:52:51 »
enchiladas!!  [;D]

(OK, I may have invented a few words on the way to that answer)
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« Reply #6 on: 26/11/2008 07:48:08 »
will wait for someone else to have a go, but I have worked it out - begins with E ends in C


yes indeed! Will wait a little too......

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« Reply #7 on: 26/11/2008 08:48:09 »
EL EC TR ON IC
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #8 on: 26/11/2008 09:00:31 »
 Well played, Don [;D] and KW04!

Here is the next.....

What number should replace the question mark?
 

 
9    18    11
5    15    8
12    48    ?

 

 


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« Reply #9 on: 26/11/2008 09:40:57 »
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« Reply #10 on: 26/11/2008 09:44:15 »
EL EC TR ON IC

I knew that

That's because you're a smart rodent. Do you know the last one? Shouldn't cause too much gnawing of pencils.....

Don has it BTW....

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« Reply #11 on: 26/11/2008 10:00:54 »
41

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« Reply #12 on: 26/11/2008 10:09:33 »
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Possible. But it could also be 24 - my last 9 batting scores in cricket!  [;D]
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« Reply #13 on: 26/11/2008 10:27:02 »
41

Ah, yes, it could be this too! The answer from MENSA is 16.

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« Reply #14 on: 26/11/2008 10:27:42 »
41

Possible. But it could also be 24 - my last 9 batting scores in cricket!  [;D]

in total? Several ducks in there, then?

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« Reply #15 on: 26/11/2008 10:31:21 »
If H + N = 6,

M V = 2

and E + K = 7,

what does Z L = ?
 

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« Reply #16 on: 26/11/2008 10:40:44 »
41

Possible. But it could also be 24 - my last 9 batting scores in cricket!  [;D]

in total? Several ducks in there, then?

No. The scores were 9, 18, 11, 5, 15, 8, 12,48, 24 (I may be stretching the truth somewhat here). But, in all honesty, here's a coincidence for you; my highest score in cricket & my highest break in snooker are the same - 68.
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« Reply #17 on: 26/11/2008 10:46:30 »
DB has the correct answer! (On the second attempt [;)])

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« Reply #18 on: 26/11/2008 10:48:27 »
My first attempt was wrong because I made a silly error (+ rather than -). I got the reason right, though  [^]
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« Reply #19 on: 26/11/2008 10:58:32 »
Yes, got it.

Took far too long, looking too deep, the answer is too simple, so easily missed.

Z - L = 1
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« Reply #20 on: 26/11/2008 11:02:04 »
Am I a member yet dentstudent? I've got them all right so far.

I must be kleever
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« Reply #21 on: 26/11/2008 11:03:40 »
So how many half centuries have you scored Doctor Beaver? Where you a bowler? Tail-ender maybe?

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« Reply #22 on: 26/11/2008 11:18:31 »
Am I a member yet dentstudent? I've got them all right so far.

I must be kleever

as kleever as the beaver?

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« Reply #23 on: 26/11/2008 11:38:57 »
I was an opening bowler. Started as a tail-ender but ended up at no 7. I'm not sure how many half centuries, but not that many. I was not the most subtle of batsmen  [:D]
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« Reply #24 on: 26/11/2008 11:40:30 »
41

Ah, yes, it could be this too! The answer from MENSA is 16.

My answer would have been 41 too, why is it 16?

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« Reply #25 on: 26/11/2008 11:50:51 »
9    18    11
5    15    8
12    48    ?

1st line: 9  X2  +2
2nd line: 5  X3  +3
3rd line: 12 X4  +4 = 16

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« Reply #26 on: 26/11/2008 11:53:53 »
I was an opening bowler. Started as a tail-ender but ended up at no 7. I'm not sure how many half centuries, but not that many. I was not the most subtle of batsmen  [:D]

So you're a fast-medium swinger? (all jokes on a postcard to the usual address)
I was never a subtle batsman either - my favourite thing was for my opening ball to be hit for 6 back over the bowlers head. Consequently, I was a fast scorer, but often didn't last long. "No grace, no finesse - just readyaimfire!"

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« Reply #27 on: 26/11/2008 11:57:23 »
9 x 2 = 18; 9 + 2 = 11
5 x 3 = 15; 5 + 3 = 8
4 x 12 = 48; 4 + 12 = 16
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« Reply #28 on: 26/11/2008 12:03:57 »
Am I a member yet dentstudent? I've got them all right so far.

I must be kleever


as kleever as the beaver?
How kleever is a beaver?
how hy is the sky?
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« Reply #29 on: 26/11/2008 12:07:19 »
I was an opening bowler. Started as a tail-ender but ended up at no 7. I'm not sure how many half centuries, but not that many. I was not the most subtle of batsmen  [:D]

So you're a fast-medium swinger? (all jokes on a postcard to the usual address)
I was never a subtle batsman either - my favourite thing was for my opening ball to be hit for 6 back over the bowlers head. Consequently, I was a fast scorer, but often didn't last long. "No grace, no finesse - just readyaimfire!"

I could bowl medium swing (inswing, outswing & reverse) but normally I was a fast bowler and relied on intimidation & brutality rather than tact to get my wicktes. Did a bit of leg spin too in my later years.
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« Reply #30 on: 27/11/2008 11:34:42 »
9    18    11
5    15    8
12    48    ?

1st line: 9  X2  +2
2nd line: 5  X3  +3
3rd line: 12 X4  +4 = 16

I see, i saw it as:
9 (9X2) (9X2)-7
5 (5X3) (5X3)-7
12 (12X4) (12X4)-7

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« Reply #31 on: 27/11/2008 11:41:27 »
So, 41 would be correct too!

Hey! Joining Mensa must be easy!

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« Reply #32 on: 27/11/2008 12:32:16 »
So, 41 would be correct too!

Hey! Joining Mensa must be easy!

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« Reply #33 on: 27/11/2008 14:57:34 »
mE KuDN't CAREE lES
The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein

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« Reply #34 on: 27/11/2008 15:11:42 »
I resigned from MENSA years ago. It's a con. I only joined because mensa is Latin for table and there wasn't a table to be seen & I got hungry  [:(!]
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« Reply #35 on: 28/11/2008 10:18:26 »
A clock was correct at midnight.

From that moment it began to lose four minutes per hour.

The clock stopped two and a half hours ago showing 16.48.

The clock runs for less than 24 hours.

What is the correct time now?

 

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« Reply #36 on: 28/11/2008 13:23:34 »
13:23 according to my PC
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« Reply #37 on: 28/11/2008 16:58:00 »
Doc Beaver remember that dentstudent is about 1 hour ahead of us in
the UK and then 6 behind the States !!
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« Reply #38 on: 28/11/2008 16:59:21 »
But he said nothing about location
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« Reply #39 on: 28/11/2008 22:39:00 »
My clock only goes to 12.

The person obviously owned an odometer, not a clock.
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