1201. Which word best fits with the following set?

Educate
Bask
Utter
Cats ________?

1) Open 2) Artist 3) Wind 4) Feature

4) Feature. Each of the words in the set contains two letters in reverse alphabetical order5.

1202. There are 100 people applying for a position where they will be required to
sell both music equipment and electronic goods. Twelve of the applicants have no prior experience in sales. Sixty-four of the applicants have sold
music equipment, and 80 applicants have sold electronic goods previously. How many applicants have experience selling bother music equipment and
electronic goods?

56. Since 12 applicants have had no sales experience, there are 88 applicants who have some experience in sales. Of the 88 applicants, 64 have sold music equipment, which leaves 24 who have not. Eighty applicants have sold electronic goods, which leaves 8 who have not. In other words, 32 applicants (24+8) could not have sold both and 56 applicants (88-32) have sold both.

1203. The following letters occur in these sequences in common English words.
What are the words?

BBT DDM GGH

EBBTIDE, ODDMENT, EGGHEAD.

1204. Statistics show that six out of ten major league baseball players will have a
batting average of 0.270 or better. What are the odds that a major leaguer will hit at least 0.270?

2 to 3. The probability of not hitting 0.270 or better is 4/10. The probability of hitting 0.270 or better is 6/10. Then, 4/10 divided by 6/10 = 4/6 = 2/3. So the odds are 2 to 3 that any major leaguer will hit 0.270 or better.

1205. To the best of our knowledge, only one other word can be made from all the
letters in the word CALLIGRAPHY. What is the word?

1206. If you toss four pennies, what is the probability that you will get two heads
and two tails?

3 out of 8. There are 16 different possible outcomes for four pennies being tossed. Out of these 16, six result in two heads and two tails. TTTT, HTTT, THTT, TTHT, TTTH, HHHT, HHTH, HTHH, THHH, HHHH, ( HHTT, HTHT, HTTH, TTHH, THHT, THTH ).

1207. What feature do the words below share?

Trout
Hectare
Stinted Rialto

Each can be anagrammed into a word for an occupation: tutor, teacher, dentist, tailor.

1208. What comes next in the sequence?

346 289 134 628 ?

913. The figures 3462881 are being repeated in the same order.

1209. A farmer and his hired help were carrying grain to the barn. The farmer carried one
sack of grain and the hired help carried two sacks. Who carried the heavier load and why?

The farmers load was heavier. His hired help only carried two sacks, while the farmer carries one sack, but his sack is a sack of grain. The hired help only carried 2 sacks - both empty.

1210. Each of the following words contains the letters NOV (There may be more
than one of each of those letters, but they are not shown.) Using the definitions, fill in the words.

A dispute or argument:

_ _ N _ _ OV_ _ _ _

An astronomical feature:

_ _ _ _ _ NOV_

New or original:

_ _ NOV_ _ _ _ _

Controversy, Supernova, Innovative or Innovation.

1211. Place the words below into pairs. You will then have 5 lots of eight
letters, each of which is an anagram of another word. What are the original 5 words?

PEER

TIME

DATE

WALL

JUNE

TONE

SNOB

SEAT

PALE

VILE

Antelope = pale + tone juvenile = vile + june repeated = peer + date snowball = snob + wall estimate = time + seat.

1212. If there are 4 empty seats in a movie theatre, how many combinations are
there for the number of ways 4 people could sit in these seats?

24. The answer can be found by starting with 4 numbers or letters, such as 1234, & counting upward using only these 4 numbers to find all of the possible combinations: 1234, 1243, 1324, 1342, etc.

1213. Forty men found themselves in a desperate situation, and all
but two of them decided that they should kill themselves. Unable to dissuade the group, the two men who refused to give up pretended to go along
with the group's plan. They even suggested a way in which death can take place in an orderly manner.

Here is their idea: all forty men should sit in a circle, and, starting with someone who wanted to go first, every third person in the circle would follow; the counting
would go around till the last man, who should commit suicide. The two men thought that if they placed themselves at certain points in the circle, all
others in the group would have died before them. For their scheme to work, where in the circle should they sit?

To save themselves, the two men must take up positions 16 and 31.

1214. Two men were being tried for murder. The jury found one man guilty and
the other innocent. The judge turned to the guilty man and said, "Even though your guilt has been established, the law compels
me to set you free." How could such a bizarre judgment occur?

The two men were Siamese twins joined at the hip. The judge could not sentence the innocent man (the head and body attached to the other) to prison and so had to let them both go free.

1215. Charley bought a motorcycle to tour the country with. After two years, it
had depreciated to $6,000 and in five years it had a book value of $3,750. What did the motorcycle cost originally, and how long before
it would have a book value of $0?

Original cost was $7500, and 10 years after the purchase it will have a book value of $0. Depreciation is $750 per year.