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   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

 

 

1. What comes next in this sequence?         31   41   59   26   53   58   9?

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2. What's the missing number?

        382      13      661
        429      15      780
        551      11      821
        158      14      716
        933       ?       258

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3.  I have some rare coins.  Each coin either has a value of 12 silver pieces or 7 gold pieces.   40 of my coins are going to be exchanged for silver and gold coins.   I just found out that there are only 119 gold coins left.  How many silver coins should I expect to receive with those 119 gold coins?

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4. There are 100 people applying for a job that requires both a science and business background.   12 have no experience in either field.   64 have a science background and 80 of the applicants have a business background.   How many of the applicants have a background in science and business?

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5. What number comes next in this sequence?

       20   26   21   28   24   32   29   38   36   ?

       A) 30    B) 42   C) 46   D) 49

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6. Suppose all the counting numbers were arranged in rows and columns as shown below:

        A      B     C     D      E      F
        1       2      3      4      5      6
        7       8      9     10     11    12
       13     14    15     16     17    18
       19     20    21     22     23    24
       25     26    __    __     __    __

       Under what letter will the number 2000 appear?

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7. A special group of engineers from the Army has been selected to work on a new project.   There are 120 lieutenants, 53 captains, and 37 majors and a group of colonels that comprises 3/10 of the total group.   How many engineers in total are working on this project?

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8. The product of two numbers is 161.   The difference between the two is 16.   What are the two numbers?

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9. What is the probability of drawing three clubs in a row from a normal deck of 52 cards?   The cards are not returned to the deck once they've been chosen.

A) a little more than 1%
B) 1 out of 4
C) 1 out of 10
D) 1 out of 13

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