Of all the numbers whose literal representations in capital letters consists only of straight-line segments
(for example, FIVE), only one number has a value equal to the number of segments used to write it.
In Miss Miranda's class are eleven children.
Miss Miranda has a bowl with eleven apples.
Miss Miranda wants to divide the eleven apples among the children of her class,
in such a way that each child in the end has an apple, but one apple still remains in the bowl.
At the start of a beautiful Sunday afternoon the lord of castle Loevestein walked into his study.
He wanted to put a piece of jewelry, which he took out of the safe an hour before, back into the safe.
He noticed that the safe had been cracked open and he called the police immediately.
When the police interrogated the staff on their activities during the hour in which the safe had been cracked,
they gave the following alibis:
the cook was preparing lunch;
the gardener was pruning the hedge;
the butler was fetching the mail;
the maid was making the beds.
After the police heard all the alibis, the culprit was caught immediately.
On the right, you see a silver pot and a golden pot.
One of these pots contains a treasure and the other one is empty.
Assume that you can determine from the text prints which pot contains the treasure. The text prints on the pots are the following: The silver pot: "This pot is empty." The golden pot: "Exactly one of these texts is true."
A man decides to buy a nice horse.
He pays $60 for it, and he is very content with the strong animal.
After a year, the value of the horse has increased to $70 and he decides to sell the horse.
However, already a few days later he regrets his decision to sell the beautiful horse, and he buys it again.
Unfortunately, he has to pay $80 to get it back, so he loses $10.
After another year of owning the horse, he finally decides to sell the horse for $90.
What is the overall profit the man makes?
Three salesmen went into a hotel to rent a room.
The manager stated that he had only one room left, but all three could use it for $30.00 for the night.
The three salesmen gave him $10.00 each and went up to their room.
Later, the manager decided that he had charged the salesmen too much so he called the bellhop over, gave him five one-dollar bills, and said:
'Take this $5.00 up to the salesmen and tell them I had charged them too much for the room'.
On the way up, the bellhop knew that he could not divide the five one-dollar bills equally,
so he put two of the one-dollar bills in his pocket and returned one one-dollar bill to each of the salesmen.
This means that each salesman paid $9.00 for the room. The bellhop kept $2.00. Three times nine is 27 plus two is 29...
"During our holidays," tells Anthony, "we arrived - two fathers and two sons - in the small village of Zeelst on a cold evening.
There we looked for a place to sleep in the only hotel.
Unfortunately there were only three beds free.
Still, everyone slept alone in a bed."
On the right, you see a square of 5 by 5 smaller squares.
The purpose is to divide the square along the lines in four pieces,
in such a way that you can make two smaller squares with these four pieces,
without needing to rotate the pieces.
The number of times the digit 0 appears in this puzzle is _____. The number of times the digit 1 appears in this puzzle is _____. The number of times the digit 2 appears in this puzzle is _____. The number of times the digit 3 appears in this puzzle is _____. The number of times the digit 4 appears in this puzzle is _____. The number of times the digit 5 appears in this puzzle is _____. The number of times the digit 6 appears in this puzzle is _____. The number of times the digit 7 appears in this puzzle is _____. The number of times the digit 8 appears in this puzzle is _____. The number of times the digit 9 appears in this puzzle is _____.
Complete these sentences with digits until they are all true.
This is a most unusual paragraph.
How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it?
It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing is wrong with it at all, and, in fact, nothing is.
But it is unusual. Why?
If you study it and think about it, you may find out, but I am not going to assist you in any way.
You must do it without any hints or coaching.
No doubt, if you work at it for a bit, it will dawn on you.
Who knows? Go to work and try your skill. Good luck!
What is unusual about the above paragraph?