1231. Rachel is now four years older than her brother Ryan. Four years ago,
Ryan was three-fifths his sister's age. In two years, Ryan will be three-fourths Rachel's age. How old are they now?
1232. Can you think of a five-letter word that has five anagrams?
1233. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same nine letters,
can be used to complete the sentence below?
The buyer for the expensive couturier _________ with the fabric mill for the beautiful _________ he wanted for the fall collection.
1234. The following multiplication example uses all the digits from 0 to 9, and Xs
have been used to represent numbers, not the multiplication sign.
7 X X
X X X X X
1235. Take a word that means "keep," change one letter and find a word
that means "hold" or "arrest."
Take a word that means "avoided a hit," change one letter and find
the past tense of a verb that means "make a sibilant sound."
1236. Jack likes to play; golf, and his favorite partner is his father-in-law's
only daughter's only brother. Who is he?
1237. Which of the words below best completes the series?
1. Slide 2. Basket 3.
Bicycle 4. Working
1238. If each of the letters below is represented by a number between 1 and 9
inclusive, and no letter shares the same value as a different letter, can you determine the values of the letters A and E in this subtraction problem?
A B C D E
- E G H I A
Q B Z A
1239. Each of the following definitions can be answered by two words that rhyme.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
A time piece on the store shelf
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1240. There are 2 numbers that total 225 and have a ratio of 2 to 13. What
are the numbers?
1241. The following 17 letters can be anagrammed into a three-word phrase that a
new store might place in its windows.
A A C D E E G I I L N N O P P S Y
1242. The names of 4 animals are hidden in the sentences below. Can you find
them? (the letters are in consecutive order.)
We all amble through the airport and deliver cargo at the gate. We made errors.
1243. Your friend has a collection of diamonds. The number of diamonds plus
8,999 rubies is one less than 10 times the number of diamonds. (If you wish, denote the number of diamonds by D and the number of rubies by R.)
How many diamonds does your friend have?
1244. Decode the secret message from Martians:
BATAL WAHAK NAEAJ MAPAT NAEAW TAOAP APAM
ALAN AEAM AOAI AFAK AEAC AAAV ARAW
ATAX AHAG AAAT ARAP AEAR ANAI AIAS
ACAH AEAL ATAP AOAS AUAS ASAR.
1245. Insert one ÷ to make the result of this sequence of numbers be 1 ÷ 12.
135916308 = 1 ÷ 12