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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 201

Puzzle IconThe local library decided to hand out some of its old books to its 1400 borrowers.

To each of the female borrowers they gave 6 books and to each male borrower they gave 4 books.

If only half of the females in town and three quarters of the males in town accepted the books, how many books were given away?

[Ref: ZNXG] © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 202

Puzzle IconAt dawn on Monday a snail fell into a bucket that was 12 inches deep.

During the day it climbed up 3 inches, however, during the night it fell back 2 inches.

On what day did the snail finally manage to climb out of the bucket?

[Ref: ZQGM]

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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 203

Puzzle IconFour friends were discussing their prize winning carp. There were four different colours: red, green, blue and yellow.

No lady has had the same colour fish twice.

The lady who currently has the green carp used to have a yellow one.

Betty, who is not Mrs Longheart currently has the blue fish.

Mrs Kipper who now has a yellow one, used to have a blue one.

Neither Mrs Ada Fishtail nor Mrs Jester, have ever owned a yellow fish.

Cybil is not Mrs Kipper.

Diane and Ada have never shared the same colour fish.

Can you determine their full names and colours of the fish the ladies have previously had and currently have?

[Ref: ZEGX] © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 204

Puzzle IconA farmer was asked how many chickens he had sold at market that day.

His reply was:

"I've had four customers today, and each bought half of my remaining chickens, plus a half chicken."

The farmer sold all of his chickens at market that day. How many chickens did the farmer sell?

[Ref: ZVAK] © Kevin Stone

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