Perplexing Puzzles, Confounding Conundrums,
and Esoteric Enigmas
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How many minutes after one o'clock is it if the number of minutes since one o'clock is nine times the number of minutes before five o'clock?
Two friends are discussing their children.
How old is B's daughter?
How many minutes is it before three o'clock if twenty minutes ago it was three times as many minutes past one o'clock?
A large bottle contains a collection of coins. When you examine the contents you are amazed to discover that there are an equal number of each type of denomination: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, and £2. Even more remarkable is that if you remove one coin there will be an exact amount in pounds.
What is the smallest amount, in pounds, that could be in the bottle?
Given that (ab) represents a two digit number, find the only two digit number, (ab), for which the following is true.
(ab) + b = (ba) |
A family comprises of six children: triplets (aged 2), twins (aged 4), and a twelve year old.
A box containing 91 sweets is to be split between the children according to age.
How many sweets does the eldest child receive?
A set of cards are dealt from a pack of 52 standard playing cards and it is found to contain one Heart, two Aces, three Clubs, four Kings, and five Spades.
What is the least number of cards this set could contain?
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