** The following puzzles were created by Mr. Terry Stickels, a renown syndicated puzzle writer ( USA WEEKEND magazine and King Features
Syndicate ) who has written 35 puzzle books. Some of his puzzles are published here with his permission. Please visit his site and take a look at his
wonderful puzzle books, they are located HERE. **

10. A baseball team is getting ready to ship some gear to the
spring training site. To start, the equipment manager is making sure each player has four different practice jerseys, three different pairs of pants,
three different pairs of socks and two warm-up jackets. How many different combinations does that potentially provide for each player if 1 jersey, 1 pair of pants, 1 pair of
socks and 1 warm-up jacket must be worn each day?

**The answer is 72 different combinations. 72 = 4 jerseys x 3 pairs of pants x 3 pairs of socks x 2 warm-up jackets.**

11. What number comes next in this
sequence?

15
7 22 29
51 80 ?

A) 100 B) 121
C) 131 D) -3

**The answer is C) 131. Add two consecutive numbers together to get the next number.**

12. When I open my new math book, the product of the two
numbered pages facing me is 2,756. What are the two page numbers?

13. Using four 4's and any math symbols and operations, can you
devise an equation whose answer is 39?

**Here's one way, maybe you came up with another. (4 x 4) - .4
÷ .4.**

14. Find three consecutive, positive whole numbers such that the
sum of the first and third numbers is 1,136.

**The numbers are 567, 568 and 569.**

15. Counting by threes, and starting with 1, results in the
sequence 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, ....What is the 374th number in this sequence?

**The answer is 1,120. A little inspection will reveal that 3 times the position of the number (not the number in the position) minus 2 will give you the value for that position. Value = 3n - 2. (3 x 374) - 2 = 1,122 - 2 or 1,120.**

16. A survey of 50 kids showed that 25 liked basketball, 20 liked
baseball and 12 liked both sports. How many kids didn't like either sport?

**Seventeen kids didn't like either sport. If you take the 25 kids who liked basketball and add the 20 kids who liked baseball, you have a total of 45 kids. But 12 of these liked both; so 45 -12 = 33. Then you subtract 33 from 50 to arrive at the number of kids who didn't like either sport = 17.**

17. Using four 4's and any math symbols and operations, can you
devise an equation whose answer is 23?

**Here's one way: (4 ! 4) - 4 / 4 = 23. In case you want to know and don't already, (4 ! = 4 x 3 x 2 x 1); this equals 24.**

18. I'm thinking of a fraction where 5/9 is 7/8 of that fraction.
What is it?

**Here's one way to consider this: 7/8x = 5/9, then 7x = 40/9, then x = 40/63.**