811. The numbers 11, 22, 26, 101, 111, and 836 share an interesting mathematical
characteristic. What is it? Hint: Backward and forward, I may go, but either way I won't be slow; 'cause it makes no difference in this game:
the path I take is exactly the same.

The square of each number is a palindrome; it reads the same backwards and forwards. 11 squared = 121 22 squared = 484 26 squared = 676 101 squared = 10201 111 squared = 12321 836 squared = 698896.

812. To what do the words drumlin, esker, cirque, and coulee refer?

813. James is now one-third his brother Joes age. Four years ago, he was
one-seventh his brother's age. Six years from now, he will be half his brother's age. How old are they now? Hint: Neither is 20 yet.

James is 6; his brother Joe is 18.

814. The names of three insects are squashed together into one big word:

WCANRICATSKEPT

All the letters are in the correct order; use each letter only once. Find the three insects.

815. Make your way from BEER to WINE in only 6 steps, changing one letter at
a time to make a good English word at each step.

BEER

____

____

____

____

____

WINE

BEER, BEET, BENT, WENT, WENS, WINS, WINE (there may be other solutions).

816. What is the number that is 5 more than one-half of one-quarter of one-half of
one-quarter of 16,000?

255. (16,000 ÷ 4 = 4,000; ÷ 2 = 2,000; ÷ 4 = 500 ÷ 2 = 250; + 5 = 255).

817. Each of the following definitions can be answered by two words that
rhyme. Fill in the answers.

A greeting to a baked dessert

_ _ _ _ _

A very up-to-date fish

_ _ _ _ _ _

A plate of piscatorial fodder

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Hi Pie; Mod Cod; Fish Dish.

818. A bag of marbles can be divided equally between 2, 11, or 13 people. What is the minimum number of marbles that can be in this bag?

286. 2 x 11 x 13 = 286, which is the lowest common denominator for these three numbers.

819. Unscramble these letters to name the singer who said, "I don't know
anything about music. In my line you don't have to."

SLEEPY SILVER

820. Which of the words below logically fits with the following set?

Clear
Head
Break _____

1) Snack 2)
Could 3)
Plead 4) Dance

3) Plead. It is the only word that has the same two letters in the middle --- ea.

821. When you empty your piggy bank, you find you have a total of $10.80, and an
equal number of pennies, dimes and quarters. How many of each coin do you have?

822. Quickly, what is 137 squared - 135 squared?

544. The difference between two squares that are two numbers apart is twice the sum of the two numbers themselves.

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

The cause was _________, but it was evident that something serious had happened at the nearby _________ facility.

824. When you travel to work going 50 mph, you arrive too early when you leave at
a specified time. When you travel 40 mph, you arrive too late, leaving at that same time. In both cases, you arrive exactly as early as you arrive
late (i.e., time early = time late). How fast should you go to get to work on time, leaving at the same time?

44.44 mph. For the sake of easy mathematics, say you need to go 200 miles to get to work. At 50 mph it will take you 4 hours; at 40 mph it will take you 5 hours. The essence of the problem is that you need to find the average speed of traveling 400 miles in 9 hours, which is 44.444....mph.

825. Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.

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