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question 1

Two men start from point X. They walk in opposite directions for 4 metres and then turn left. They then walk for a further 3 metres. What is the final distance between the two men?

question 2

What is the next term in this sequence?

A, E, F, H, I, K, _, _

question 3

Try this rhyme...

As I was going to St Ives,

I met a man with 7 wives

Every wife had 7 sacks,

Every sack had 7 cats,

Every cat had 7 kits;

Kits, cats, sacks and wives,

How many were going to St Ives?

question 4

You have a frying pan which will take only 2 slices of bread at a time, and you wish to fry 3 slices, each on both sides. Since each slice takes 20 seconds for each side, you can certainly fry them all in 80 seconds, by doing 2 pieces together and then the third. Can you do them more efficiently?

question 5

When the express train from Bristol to London is thundering towards London, some parts of the train are, at one moment, moving back to Bristol - which ones?

question 6

Dave is younger than Fred, and older than George

Alan is younger than Ian, and older than Colin

Ian is younger than George, and older than John

John is younger than Colin, but older than Edward

Fred is younger than Barry, and older than Harry

Harry is older than Dave


question 7

John has a house. Whichever window he looks out of, he is facing south. He has windows on more than one side of his house. How is this possible?

question 8

A man has 3 presents that he would like to give to two fathers and two sons. If each of the people gets one present, how did he manage it? He did not share any presents and he did not break any!

question 9

What are the next two letters in this sequence?

T, T, F, S, E, T, _, _

question 10

What number must be added to both 143 and 22 to make the two new numbers in the ratio 14:3?