1. Five Apples

Five apples lie in a basket. How can you divide them up equally among 5 girls so that each girl receives an apple, but one apple still remains in the basket ?

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Solution

One girl has her apple in the basket.

  1. The Sixteen dot puzzle

Without lifting your pencil, draw six straight lines passing through each dot at least once.

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  1. Alphanumerics

In the following each letter represents a different digit. Find the value of each letter if:

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Solution

497 + 497 = 994       L = 4, E = 9, G = 7

  1. Ten Chairs

How can you place 10 chairs along the walls of a rectangular room so that each side has an equal number ?

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