Below, 10 nine letter words have been broken into chunks of three letters.
These chunks have been mixed up, no chunk is used twice and all chunks are used.
Can you determine what the 10 words are?
som one dbr pen rtm ber
nes ent ive eph eti ens
mes off eak eid sep win
erd tel day ter wed tem
aft apa own car ern oon
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Hint: The first letters of the words are W, E, S, A, S, C, O, T, W, A.
Windbreak, eiderdown, sometimes, afternoon, September, carpenter, offensive, telephone, Wednesday, apartment.
Each of the following sets of letters can be made into a real word by adding three letters to the beginning, and the same three letters in the same order to the end.
For example, ANGLEM can have ENT added at the start and the end to become ENT + ANGLEM + ENT = ENTANGLEMENT.
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Hint: MIC + ROCOS + MIC = MICROCOSMIC
ENT + ERTAINM + ENT = ENTERTAINMENT
RED + ISCOVE + RED = REDISCOVERED
ING + ROW + ING = INGROWING
ANT + IOXID + ANT = ANTIOXIDANT
MIC + ROCOS + MIC = MICROCOSMIC
I have three daughters and each has one brother.
How many children do I have?
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Hint: I have less than 10 children.
I have three daughters and one son.
Steven takes 20 days to write a program, John takes 10 days to write a program and Kev also takes 10 days to write a program.
How long will it take the three of them to write one program if they work together?
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Hint: How much of a program does Matthew write in one day?
Answer: 4 days.
In one day Steve can write 1/20 of a program, John and Kev can both write 1/10.
So in one day, in total, they can write 1/20 + 1/10 + 1/10 = 1/4.
Therefore a program will take 4 days.