Taking Down **1000**

What is the value of 1/2 of 2/3 of 3/4 of 4/5 of 5/6 of 6/7 of 7/8 of 8/9 of 9/10 of **1000**?

Adding Eights

A New Meaning

I am a word that begins with the letter “i.” If you **add** the letter “a” to me, I become a new word with a different meaning, but that sounds exactly the same. What word am I?

Nonstop Trains

A nonstop train leaves Moscow for Leningrad at 60 mph. Another nonstop train leaves Leningrad for Moscow at **40** mph. How far apart are the trains 1 hour before they pass each other?

Shorter Word

The Wedding Shower Present

Janie's friends were chipping in to buy her a wedding shower present. At first, 10 friends chipped in, but 2 of them dropped out. Each of the 8 had to chip in another dollar to bring the amount back up. How much money did they plan to collect?

Reversed Age

The ages of a father and son **add** up to 66. The father's age is the son's age reversed. How old could they be?
* There are THREE possible solutions

The Business of Horses

A businessman buys a horse for $10 and sells it for $20. He then buys the same horse for $30 and sells it for $**40**.
How much has the businessman earned in these 2 deals?

The Bubble Boy

If a boy blows 18 bubbles, then pops 6 eats 7 and then he pops 5 and blows 1.
How many are left?

From 98 to 720

The Doors of Nine

A new medical building containing 100 offices had just been completed. Mark was hired to paint the numbers 1 to 100 on the doors. How many times will Mark have to paint the number nine?

The Math Lessons

Ben has math lessons 4 times a week. If he has math 8:00 Monday, 9:20 on Tuesday, 10:**40** on Wednesday, and 1:20 on Friday, when does Ben have math on Thursday?

What is This Fruit?

I am a fruit. If you had two of me, I would sound just the same. If you rearrange my letters, it could be a crime. **Add** me to a montage and I can become a different fruit. Remove my head and you can still listen; take away the end and I can still be eaten. Without a piece of the center, I am still a word; take away all
of the middle and I am just an acronym. What am I?

The Stolen Fire Crystal

Someone has tripped the magical alarms in the Element Temple. When you and the other monks arrive on the scene, you know you have a disaster on your hands. Four young apprentices broke into the temple’s inner chamber to steal the sacred element crystals. But when the alarm went off they panicked, and each of them swallowed a crystal. Can you determine who ate which crystal?
Pause the video at 1:**40** to see all the facts and think about the answer. If you give up, continue the video to see the solution!

A True Equation

Use the numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the symbols + and = to make a true equation.
Conditions: Each must be used exactly once and no other numbers or symbols can be used.

The Shadows of Graphs

Look carefully at these graphs, can you find the actual height of the red bar?

The Short Cut and the Train

Walking home one day, you take a short cut along the train tracks. The tracks cross a narrow bridge over a deep gorge. At the point you are 3/8 of the way across the bridge, you hear the train whistle somewhere behind you. You charge across the bridge, and jump off the track as the train is about to run you down. As it happens, if you had gone the other way, you would have reached safety just before being run over as well. If you can run ten miles per hour, how fast is the train moving?

Three Daughters and Three Clues

A man has three daughters. A second, intelligent man, asked him the ages of his daughters. The first man told him that the product of their ages (them all multiplied together,) was 36. After thinking the second man was unable to find the answer and asked for another clue. The first man replies the sum of their ages is equal to his house door number. Still the second man was unable to answer and asked for another clue. The first man told him that his youngest daughter had blue eyes, and suddenly second man gave the correct answer. What were the ages of the first man's 3 children?

The Car Thief

A car thief, who had managed to evade the authorities in the past, unknowingly took the automobile that belonged to Detective Anderson. The detective wasted no time and spared no effort in discovering and carefully examining the available clues. He was able to identify four suspects with certainty that one of them was the culprit.
The four make the statements below. From twelve of total statements, six are true and six false.
Suspect A:
1. C and I have met many times before today.
2. B is guilty.
3. The car thief did not know it was the Detective's car.
Suspect B:
1. D did not do it.
2. D's third statement is false.
3. I am innocent.
Suspect C:
1. I have never met A before today.
2. B is not guilty.
3. D knows how to drive.
Suspect D:
1. B's first statement is false.
2. I do not know how to drive.
3. A did it.
Which one is the car thief?

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