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PROBLEM Ambiguous Dates: In the USA country a date such as July 4,2010, is often written 7/4/10,
but in other countries the month is given second and the same date is
written 4/7/10. If you do not know which system is being used, how
many dates in a year are ambiguous in this two-slash notation?
Take three consecutive single digit numbers (single for convenience
only) and cube them. Now add up the figures in the three results.
Add again if these numbers are not single ones and keep on adding
until you are left with just three single digits. Now arrange them
in order of magnitude and the figure you now have is 189. Why?
The word anemone is remarkable as having four syllables and only
seven letters, equivalent to 1·75 letters only per syllable. Can you
better this with a word of at least four syllables? No proper names
are allowed. If y is pronounced as a vowel you count it as such;
otherwise you count it as a consonant. We found two suitable
words, with twice as many vowels as consonants. Which could they
Three men order a bottle of wine at 30S. to drink with their meal.
They each pay lOS. for it. The waitress asks the manager, who only
has a bottle at 25s., so he gives the waitress the wine and 5S. change.
She returns to the table but gives only 3s. back, keeping 2S. for
herself. Since each man paid lOS. and received IS. change he has
paid 9S. But 3 x9 =27s., which with the 2S. kept by the waitress
makes 29s. Where did the shilling go? To reveal the Solution, click here.