# Easy Puzzles

## Puzzle 1

From me to you with LOVE: how many times does the word LOVE appear in this grid?

L V E V O L E E V O L E V O L
O O V E O O E V O L L V V O L
V L O V E V V O O O L O V E O
E O L O V E O L V L E L E V V
E V O L E E L E O L E V O L E
V V O L V V O L O V O L O V E
O V O L O O V V O L E L O L E
L V O L L L E L O V E L O V E
E V L O V E V V O L O V E V E
E E L L E V O L O E E V O L E
L V V O L L L V L L V L L L V
L O E V V O E O O E V O L O O
O L V E V E V V V E V O L V L
V O O E L E E E E E L O V E O
E V L E V O L O V E V O L O V

## Puzzle 2

My current age is the age of my favourite book (which is 14 years old) plus one third of my age.

How old will I be when my favourite book is twice its current age?

## Puzzle 3

Starting in the bottom left corner and moving either up or right adding up the numbers along the way, what is the largest sum you can make?

## Puzzle 4

Yesterday I went for a short bicycle ride around the local lakes. As the weather was very hot, I rode in various stages.

In the first stage I rode half of the overall distance.

Stage two saw half of the remaining distance plus 35 metres covered.

Stage three covered three-quarters of the remaining distance.

Stage four completed half of the remaining distance plus 75 metres.

Stage five completed the journey with a final burst of 150 metres.

How far did I cycle in total?