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Postby Heidi » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:42 pm

this was set as homework to a friends daughter
so glad I am no longer at school

If today is Monday, what is the day after the day before the day before tommorow?

Clue: It might be easier to work through the sentence backwards and break it down into segments.

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A shop bought a painting for £70 and sold it for £80 bought it back for £90, and sold it again for £100. Did the shopkeeper make any monry? What amounts?

Clue: Start off with some money in the till, say, £100.

lets see how many diffrent answer you lot come up with
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If 2 hous ago it was as long after one o'clock in the afternoon as it was before one o'clock in the morning, what time would it be now?

Clue: "as long after as it was before" is the same as saying "halfway between".

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You have four identical small pieces of gold chain, each made of three links. You need to have the four pieces linked together to make a closed bracelet or circle. The jeweller charges £5 for each link that has to be opened and closed again. What is the minimum it will cost to have the bracelet made? Explain your answer?

Clue It's less than £20
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Postby Tomas Drouty » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:56 pm

Monday

The shopkeeper made £20.

9pm.


They get you thinking don't they :lol: How old was this child who got the homework?
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Postby Digger » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:07 pm

I don't know TD but to me this isn't general maths-type work, it's the sort of thing that people tackle as puzzles and trick questions.
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Postby Tomas Drouty » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:30 pm

Oops missed the last one ...

£15 (one of the chains of 3 is broken into its 3 seperate links and then used to link the remaining chains).
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