196. There are 6 oranges in a box. Without cutting up any of the oranges, Pauline divided the 6 oranges among 6
children and 1 orange was left in the box. How did she do it?

Pauline gave the 5 children an orange each and gave the box together with the last orange to the 6th child.

197. AB + CD + (EF/GH) + (I/J) = 100

Each of the ten digits, from 0 to 9 has been used once and only once in the construction of the above sum. Can you replace the letters with the
digits? There is more than one valid answer!

Here are two solutions: 17 + 82 + (45/90) + (3/6) = 100 49 + 50 + (38/76) + (1/2) = 100.

198. Find the word that fits the first definition, then add a "Y" to the end of it to make a new word that matches the second definition.

Add a "Y" to some cooking utensils, and find a flower.

Add a "Y" to a body appendage, and find a fighting force.

pans....pansy; arm....army.

199. What comes next in this sequence:

ENO OWT EHRET ROUF EIVF
XIS __ ? __

The first and the last letter of each word are interchanged in this series; so if we again exchange the letters, the series is the numbers: one two three four five six. Therefore the next word in the sequence is (NEVES), obtained by interchanging the positions of the first and the last letter of the word (seven).

200. Make a dent in your mental energy and complete the word below by filling in the missing letters.

A _ B _ _ _ X _ R _ _ S _ Y

201. Arrange the ten digits 0 to 9 in three arithmetical sums, using three of the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and
using no signs except the ordinary ones implying those operations. Here is an example to make it quite clear:

3 + 4 = 7 9 - 8 = 1 5 X 6 = 30

But, the example is not correct, as the number 2 has not been used and the number 3 has been used twice. Can you come up with a valid solution?

7 + 1 = 8 9 - 6 = 3 4 X 5 = 20.

202. One four-letter word will fit on all three lines below to make new words with the word preceding and the word following. (example:
IN __DOOR__ STOP) The same 4-letter word must be used for all 3 lines. What's
the word?

BACK
_______ SOME

FREE
_______ MADE

SECOND _______ BAG

203. Several cartons of candy are being shipped from a manufacturer to warehouses where they will be prepackaged to sell to stores. The candy in each carton
needs to be divided equally among 3, 4, 5, or 7 stores. What is the least number of pieces of candy that each carton can have?

420. The lowest common denominator for 3, 4, 5, and 7 is 420. 3 x 4 x 5 x 7 = 420.

204. If today is Monday, what is the day after the day before the day before tomorrow?

205. Kevin flew to Puzzleland at the fantastic speed of 1000 miles per hour. There he picked up his friend and flew back, burdened by the extra weight, at
only 500 miles per hour. What was his average speed?

Kevin flew at 666.67 miles per hour over his entire trip.

206. Can you find common English words containing the following groups of three letters consecutively? For example, MMU exists in AMMUNITION, but
you should be able to come up with an alternative word.

BBT GGH
MMU SSP
FFH HHO

NNK TTH
RRH KKN
PPH VVY

BBT = EBBTIDE GGH = EGGHEAD MMU = IMMUNE SSP = CESSPOOL FFH = OFFHAND HHO = WITHHOLD NNK = INNKEEPER TTH = CUTTHROAT RRH = MYRRH KKN = JACKKNIFE PPH = SAPPHIRE VVY = NAVVY.

207. What three-letter word inserted in the blanks below will create two new words from those on either side?

HIGH
__________ WARD

DRIVE
__________ SIDE

208. What is the number that is 5 more than the number which is one-fifth of one-fifth of one-half of 1050?

26. (1050 ÷ 5 = 525 ÷ 5 = 105 ÷ 5 = 21 + 5 = 26).

209. In this type of verse "first" and "second" and so on refer to the individual letters of a word. Find the correct letter for
each definition or explanation, and complete the word.

My first is in sugar but not in tea

My second in swim but not in sea

My third in apple and also pear

My fourth in ring and also hare

My last in ten but not in herd

My whole a very complimentary word.

210. The following multiplication example uses every digit from 0 to 9 once (not counting the intermediate steps). Fill in the missing numbers.

7 x x

__
4 x__

x x x x x