751. Find the number that best completes the following sequence:

3 9 4
16 5 25
6 ?

36. Two intertwined series: numerical order and numerical order of squares.

752. Which of the following is the odd man out? It has nothing to do with
letters or syllables.

WASHINGTON
LINCOLN
HAMILTON POLK

HAMILTON. The others have all been president of the United States.

753. Each of the following definitions can be answered by two words that rhyme.

E.A.'s agricultural instruments

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Dorothy's noisy dogs

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Poes Hoes; Parkers Barkers.

754. Mrs. Jones is 32 years older than her daughter. Six years ago, she was
exactly three times as old as her daughter. What are the correct ages of Mrs. Jones and her daughter?

Mrs. Jones is 54; her daughter is 22. Let the daughters age = x and Mrs. Jones age = 32 + x. Then, 6 years ago: 32 + x - 6 = 3(x - 6) 26 + x = 3x - 18 2x = 44 x = 22 32 + x = 54 (Mrs. Jones) x = 22 (daughter).

755. Two years ago, a man offered to sell his Chevy to a car dealership for $7000,
but they declined to buy it. A year later the seller offered the same car for $6000, but again the car dealer decided not to purchase it. A few
months later the man offered the Chevy for $5142.85, but yet again the car dealership refused to buy it. Yesterday, the car was offered for
$4,408.16. The car dealer still did not want to purchase the car. If the owner offers the car for sale again, and he maintains a consistent
reduction, how much will the offer be?

The car will be offered for $3778.42. The car was reduced by 6/7 of its price each time. The numbers are rounded off; so your answer may vary by a few cents.

756. What two letters should replace the question marks?

ACE GIK

CFI LOR

EIM Q??

UY. In the top row, one letter is skipped after each letter; in the middle row, two letters are skipped; in the bottom row, three letters are skipped.

757. What number comes next in the following series?

21, 42, 63, 84, 06, ?

27. These are the multiples of 12 with reverse digits: 12, 24, 36, 48, etc.

758. The following letters occur in these sequences in English words. What
are the words? Exampe: OOKKEE is Bookkeeper.

CKKN WKW YZY

JACKKNIFE, KNICKKNACK or AWKWARD, SYZYGY.

759. What one four-letter word can be added in the blanks below to make a new word
in each case?

_______REAL

_______SWIPE

_______LINE

_______CAR

760. Cathy bought two different types of candles, one that burned for 12 hours and
one that burned for 16 hours. Both candles were exactly the same length. One night, Cathy lit both candles when her electricity went out
during a thunderstorm. Sometime later, when one candle was exactly 1/2 the length of the other, the power came back on. Cathy needed to reset the
clocks that had stopped during the outage, but didn't know how long the electricity had been out. Can you help Cathy figure out how long the
candles had been burning?

9.6 hours. The 12 hour candle burned 1/2 of its length in one hour or x / 12 for x hours, leaving 12 - x / 12 of the candle. Likewise, 16 - x / 16 of the second candle is left. Of course the 16 hour candle burns slower; so the 12 hour candle is the one that is half the length of the other. So: 16 - x / 16 = 2 (12 - x ) / 12 cross multiplying: 12 ( 16 - x ) = 32 ( 12 - x ) 192 - 12x = 384 - 32x 20x = 192 x = 9.6 hours.

761. All the vowels (including "y") have been removed from the following
line in a nursery rhyme. Can you read it?

MSTRSSMRQTCNTRRHWDSRGRDNGRW.

Mistress Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

762. What is the next number in the following sequence?

4
8
32
128
2,048 ?

8,192 or 2 to the 13th power. The sequence is built on the number 2 being raised to the consecutive prime numbers. 2 to the 2nd power = 4; 2 to the 3rd power = 8; 2 to the 5th power = 32; 2 to the 7th power = 128; etc.

763. Take an "s" from a word meaning "area" and find a word
meaning "rate of speed."

Take an "s" from a word meaning "to glue" and find a word meaning "head."

Take an "s" from a word meaning "a sedimentary rock" and find a word meaning "tardy."

space, pace; paste, pate; slate, late.

764. Which of the following groups of letters is the odd man out? The
difference has nothing to do with vowels or consonants.

NAANAB NEIPPPLEA
AEGRP SFIH

SFIH. Each group of letters can be anagrammed into a type of fruit except SFIH, which is the word fish.

765. The impetuous young man was telling his fiancee what time he would be
at her house so they could elope. He wanted to arrive at midnight, so he had done a few practice runs. If he drove 40 miles per hour, he'd be an
hour early. If he drove at 30 miles per hour, he'd be on time, but at 20 miles per hour, he'd be two hours late. How far away was he?