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781. Six widgets and eight wonkles cost $94.  Six wonkles and eight widgets cost $88.  How much does each cost?

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782. Take one letter from a word meaning "someone who works in a financial institution" and find a word meaning "someone who works in food preparation."

Take a word meaning "a piece of equipment from a child's playground," remove one letter, and find a word meaning "part of a building."

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783. If our number system were based on 12, instead of 10, our first 12 numbers would look something like this: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, X, Y, 10.  Knowing this, what would our numbers 94 and 95 look like in the Base 12 number system.

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784. What should the next two letters be in the following sequence?

JU     AU     SE     OC     NO     DE     __

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785. Rachel likes squash but not beets.  She likes zucchini but not eggplant, and she likes rhubarb but not apples.  Following the same rule, will she like turnips or parsnips?

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786. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same eight letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?

The wealthy elderly husband eventually __________ himself to the idea that his lovely young bride was only happy when wearing __________ clothes.

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787. Let's try another one of these:

What four words, formed from different arrangements of the same five letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?

The acrobat _________ as he regards the _________ ahead of him.  He had spoken to his coach, who seems to have had a ________ of memory and failed to heed his _________ for an easier training course.

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788. Which number is the odd one out?

13          143          168          260          351          962          1,521

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789. One of the words below does not belong with the rest.  Which one is the odd one out?  HINT:  Do not consider meaning, parts of speech, consonants, vowels, or syllables.

storm          abate          thread          opal          highway          notary

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790. If a family has four children, what is the probability that all four are the same sex?

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791. Al, Betty, Connie, David, and Emil competed in a 100-meter foot race.  David was faster that Connie, Betty was faster that David, Connie was faster that Al, but Betty was faster that Connie and Emil.  Which statement is true?

A) David was faster than Al and Connie.
B) Both Al and Betty were faster than David.
C) David was faster than Al but slower than Connie.

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792. The book "Rocket Boys" was made into a movie a few years ago.  What was the name of the movie, and how is the book title significantly related to the movie title?

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793. Find the number that best fills in the following sequence.

4          9         19          __          79          159

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794. In the strange land of Bizzaro, they have a different temperature scale than ours.  Water freezes at 47 degrees (Bizzaro) and boils at 137 degrees (Bizzaro).  Can you calculate the formula for converting the Bizzaro system to Fahrenheit?

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795. One of the five words below does not belong with the rest.  Which one?  Hint:  it has nothing to do with their meanings or parts of speech.

typical          paramilitary          rates          sometimes          motoring

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