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961. A father names his children in order of their birth,

Mike, Ida, Rupert, Sally, Merwin, Bartholomew, Marsha, Cliff,?  Each name progresses to the next using a rule.  Which of these names will the father name his next child?

Jacqueline, Jacob, Julie

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962. Fill in the blanks below to complete three words that contain the letters NOV.

NOV_ _ _  (tyro)
NO _ _ _ _ V _  (plummet)
_ N _ O V _ _  (reveal)

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963. There are three sealed envelopes.  One contains two $5 bills, one contains a $10 and a $5 bill, and the third contains two $10 bills. Unfortunately, all three envelopes have the wrong amount marked on the outside.  How could you correct all three by opening one envelope and looking at only one bill?

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964. Complete these words by adding the same three letters to each word.

I _ _ _ CT,  CO _ _ _ NY,  I _ _ _ TIENT

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965. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same six letters, will complete the sentences below?

"Money __________ hunger," said the humanitarian.  "We cannot let the refugees ________."

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966. If Timmy's toy soldiers are set up in rows of 3 across, one is left over; in rows of 4, 2 are left over; in rows of 5, 3 are left over; and in rows of 6, 4 are left over.  What's the least number of toy soldiers Timmy could have?

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967. Replace the "a" symbols with mathematical symbols to make the following equation work:

6 a 6 a 66 a 6 a 66  = 113

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968. These words follow a logical progression:

PHILOSOPHICOSOCIOLOGICALLY
ZOO
CHRONOGRAMMATICAL
QUOTE
EAGLE
ENTERTAINED
KISS
DISENTANGLEMENT
OCCULTISM

Which of these could be next?

SCALP
INCEST
TAWDRY
VALETUDINARIANISM

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969. A few sequences:
9   7   13   11   17   ?

57   49   42   36   ?

5   8   6   9   ?

1   3   6   10   ?

1   3   6   11   13   16   18   20   ?

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970. What rule am I using to determine the numbers in this series?

102     104     108     110     114     128

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971. 2 math teasers!

What number, plus 13, is equal to one-fourth of 116?

What number is one-third of one-fifth of 165?

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972. If you had a blue peacock that laid a blue egg, what is the probability that the hatched chick would also be blue?

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973. All the digits from 0 through 9 appear once each in the multiplication problem below (intermediate steps not included).  Fill in the missing digits and solve the problem.

  2 ? 7
  x ? ?
? ? 0 ? ?

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974. Something about this set of presidents makes them special.  What would that be?

Abraham Lincoln, Lyndon B. Johnson, Bill Clinton, Thomas Jefferson, Chester Arthur, George Bush, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Washington

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975. What number comes next?

31, 62, 93, 25, 56, ?

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