1186. You have just found $2.05 in coins in an old coat. Interestingly, there
are the same number of quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. How many of each coin are there?

1187. One of the words below is the odd word out. Which one is it and why?

1. Acres 2. Fines 3.
Rates 4. Veils 5. Tapes

2. Fines. The rest are anagrams.

1188. The speed of one train is 6 mph slower than the speed of a second
train. The first train travels 198 miles in the same time it takes the second train to travel 264 miles. What is the speed of the first train?

18 mph. First train mph = x - 6 Second train mph = x set up the proportion: X - 6 / 198 = x / 264 then cross multiply 264(x - 6) = 198x 264x - 1584 = 198x 66x = 1584 x = 24 mph x - 6 = 18.

1189. What one three-letter word can be added to the blanks below to make a new
word in each case?

P ____ ED

R ____ E

GR____

S____H

T____

1190. A cube measuring six inches on each side is painted blue all over and then
sliced into one-inch cubes. How many of the smaller cubes have blue on three sides? How many of the cubes have no blue on them?

8 cubes will have blue paint on 3 sides and 64 cubes will not have any blue paint on them.

1191. Each sentence below can be completed with a word that is spelled the same but
pronounced differently (different words for each sentence).

"Don't you want to ________ this interesting article or have you already ________ it?"

The guide was able to _______ the mining party to a good supply of ________.

1192. Jim, Jack and Joe had collected baseball cards for years and each had the
same number of cards. They decided to sell them together. Each sold half of what he had in the first hour. Then they had a few more sales at
their booth before closing. Jack had one-fourth of his originals left, Jim had one-half of his originals and Joe had two left, one-eighth of his
originals. How many did they start out with together?

48. If Joe had 2 left, which is one-eighth of his originals, then he had 2 x 8 originally or 16. Since they all had the same amount to start with, then 3 x 16 = 48.

1193. Here's a trickle-down puzzle. Change one letter at a time to form a
good English word in each step to arrive at the bottom.

KEEP

_____

_____

_____

HOLD

Here is one way: KEEP, KELP, HELP, HELD, HOLD.

1194. What comes next in the following sequence?

Fifth, fourth, third, second, first, _____?

Zeroth. Anything coming in a sequence or series before the first element is referred to as zeroth.

1195. My father is three times as old as my sister, who is twice as old as my
brother, who is twice as old as our nephew. The total of all ages is divisible by five and less than 100. How old is my father?

60. Here is how to get it: nephew = x, brother = 2x, sister = 4x, father = 12x total of 19x = some number divisible by 5 but less than 100. The only number that fits is 95; so 19x = 95; so x = 5. nephew = 5, brother = 10, sister = 20 and father = 60.

1196. Stupid is an interesting word because it contains three consecutive letters
of the alphabet: stu. Can you think of a word that has four consecutive letters of the alphabet?

1197. Which state of the contiguous 48 states has a point that is farther north
than any other of the contiguous 48 states?

1198. Jack is a small jeweler located in the heart of Boston. On this special
day all his jewels but two are diamonds, and all his jewels but two are emeralds. How many diamonds and emeralds does he have?

Jack has 2 diamonds and 2 emeralds.

1199. Using any or all of the mathematical symbols +, -, x and/or
parentheses between the digits to make 579.

1 2 3 4 5 6 = 579

1 2 3 + 4 5 6 = 579. This is one solution, you may have found others.

1200. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same five letters,
can be used to complete the sentence below?

The boys in the apple-eating contest knew the ________ because they counted the _______.