Downhill Mountain Bike Race
At the recent BrainBashers downhill mountain bike race, four entrants entered the challenging slalom event.
Alan came first.
The entrant wearing number 2 wore red, whereas John didn't wear yellow.
The loser wore blue and Steve wore number 1.
Kev beat Steve and the person who came second wore number 3.
The entrant in yellow beat the entrant in green.
Only one of the entrants wore the same number as their final position.
Can you determine who finished where, the number and colour they wore?
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Answer: Pos Name Wore Colour
1 Alan 2 red
2 Kev 3 yellow
3 Steve 1 green
4 John 4 blue
Many years ago, a cruise liner sank in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The survivors luckily landed on a remote desert island.
There was enough food for the 135 people to last four weeks.
Nine days later a rescue ship appeared, unluckily this ship also sank, leaving an additional 36 people stranded on the island to now share the original rationed food.
The food obviously had to be re-rationed, everyone was now on three-quarters of the original ration, so how many days in total would the food last, from the day of the original sinking?
[Puzzle Code = ZJLO] Copyright © Kevin Stone
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Hint: How many rations did they start with?
Answer: 29 days.
Originally there was enough food for 135 people for 28 days, which totals 3780 rations.
After 9 days, 1215 rations had been eaten.
Therefore there were now 2565 rations left for 171 people, which would last for another 20 days at three-quarter rations per person = (2565 ÷ (3 ÷ 4)) / 171.
Which is 29 days in total from the original sinking.
Add lines to this grid and create five areas that each have 4 letters, to spell five 4-letter words.
[Puzzle Code = ZTAB] Copyright © Elliott Line This puzzle appeared in Mensa's EnigmaSig (195.13) and is used with permission.
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Hint: One of the words is PALM.
Trip, Trio, Open, Pale and Palm.
If four kittens can catch four mice in four minutes...
...how many mice can twelve kittens catch in twelve minutes?
[Puzzle Code = ZLCG] Copyright © Kevin Stone
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Hint: How many mice can one kitten catch in twelve minutes?
Four kittens can catch four mice in four minutes,
one kitten can catch one mouse in four minutes,
one kitten can catch three mice in twelve minutes,
twelve kittens can catch 36 mice in twelve minutes.