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Brain Puzzle

Discussion in 'Other Competitions' started by DizzyBlue, May 1, 2018.

  1. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Spotted this on the internet and for the life of me cannot figure out why so many people are finding the answer so hard to figure out.
    So if you like a bit of a puzzle here you are and will post the correct answer later :)

    The question is what fraction is shaded?

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  2. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Oh for goodness sake.....are these the same people who are paying YouTube “stars” to write their course work essays?

    Maybe we need to go back to teaching some fundamental arithmetic, geometry and algebra in our schools.
     
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  3. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    :risas3: @TomsMum
    Take it you looked at it and said oh it's ..... as well :p
     
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  4. Heather2131

    Heather2131 Regular Member

  5. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Doh...well let’s see...it’s smaller than a half :thinking::BangHead:

    Indeed......childhood spent doing origami :biggrin:
     
  6. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    yup smaller than a half keep with the origami :)
     
  7. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    soooo if I origami folded it in to quarters is it more or less?
     
  8. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    We stood for 15 minutes in a queue in the bank yesterday waiting to pay in a quantity of cash. Eventually we reached young man behind the open counter. Ooh he says undoing notes from their bands, “the machine will have trouble counting those because some of them are a bit creased” .......so he proceeds to put one lot into said machine...leaving the other on the counter, I’m sure some sprightly person could have easily grabbed and ran off with same, and yes, had to re-feed bundle three times, ditto the second lot, and the third. What happened to real banks, with real cashiers, behind screens for everyone’s security, and who could count notes quickly, efficiently and correctly. Said bank also had confidential waste bin against the wall, so full that you could have grabbed paper from the feed slot, well that would have failed one of my security audits that’s for sure. I think I must be getting too old for the “modern” world.
     
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  9. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    How about Tangram
     
  10. Ararajuba

    Ararajuba Regular Member

    I definitely see the potential for a bird with flapping wings there (can still remember how to make that one, I think - not sure about the froggy though).
     
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  11. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    Here's an easier one for you :)
     
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  12. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Have you seen all the who-ha about dihydrogen monoxide @DizzyBlue ?
     
  13. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    What's wrong with the water????
     
  14. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

  15. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

  16. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    ok enough of the giddiness ....
    the answers are as follows:-

    The triangle shaded is one third
    The number is 40 (just add the numbers together and also add the number of the previous ones answer)
    Tomsmum is referring to dihydrogen monoxide which is the chemical name for water
    Me asking for E948 ... well that's oxygen

    And yes the world has gone mad!!
     
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  17. Ararajuba

    Ararajuba Regular Member

    Ah yes, I see, it's one of those lateral thinking tests. The thing we were supposed to notice is that they omitted the plus signs on the right-hand column, I presume.
     
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  18. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    ok got another one for you :p

    What number is the cars parking spot?
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  19. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    The final one from me tonight is this ......
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  20. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Good grief it's coming up to 9pm my brain hurts!!!:risas3: