# Brain Teasers

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.Can You Make 100? • Remove 9 of the sticks and make 100.

.Can You Make 100? Answer • When you remove the 9 sticks you form the standard form of the number 100.

.Can You Change the Point? • Move only 3 of the coins to make the triangle point in an upward direction.

Place the quarter on the bottom point to the top to make a point.Can You Change the Point? Answer • Move the 2 quarters in the top corners down 2 rows. .

.Can You Connect the Dots? • Use 4 lines to connect all the dots.

Can You Connect the Dots? Answer • What unexpected action did you have to do to solve this brain teaser? .

Can You Find 2 Ways to Make Four? • Find 2 ways that you can rearrange the sticks to create four. .

.Can You Find 2 Ways to Make Four? Answer • One solution is to create the standard form of 4 and the other is to create the roman numeral for 4.

If the total number of wheels was 26.Can You Find How Many Bicycles & Tricycles? • At the park there were a total of 11 bicycles and tricycles. how many tricycles were at the park? .

But. Thus. As bicycles have 2 wheels and tricycles have 3 wheels.Bicycles and Tricycles in The Park Answer • Assuming 2 wheels for each bicycle. 11 cycles will have 22 wheels. there is 1 extra wheel per tricycle in the park. there are 26 − 22 = 4 extra wheels. . the 4 extra wheels belong to 4 tricycles.

Can You Cut the Cake Into 8 Pieces? • You must cut a birthday cake into exactly eight pieces. and you can't move pieces of the cake as you cut. How can you do it? . but you're only allowed to make three straight cuts.

Cut the Cake Answer • Use the first two cuts to cut an 'X' through the cake. Now you have four pieces. There's four pieces on the top tier and four more just underneath it. which will divide the four pieces into eight. . Make the third cut horizontal.

Can You Not Get Tic-Tac-Toe With 6 Xs? • Can you place six X's on a Tic-TacToe board without making three-ina-row in any direction? .

or why not? .Can You Not Get Tic-Tac-Toe With 6 Xs? Answer • Is it possible to not get Tic-Tac-Toe if I add another X? Why.

column. Columns.Can You Make the Rows. and diagonal adds up to 15. . and Diagonals Equal 15? • Arrange the numbers 1 through 9 in the table so that the numbers in each row.

Columns.Row. and Diagonals Equal 15 Answer 4 9 3 5 8 1 2 7 6 .

• For each move. .Can You Get All the Cups Up? • Your task is to get all the cups right side up. you must turn over two cups at a time—never one at a time. but you must follow these rules: You have only three moves.

Second move: Turn over the first and third cups.Can You Get All the Cups Up? Answer • • • • First move: Turn over the first and second cups. Third move: Turn over the first and second cups. Now they should all be right side up. Start Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 .

There's at least one heart to the right of a heart. There's at least one heart to the left of a spade. . and C: You have to identify each card as a queen or king and as a heart or spade based on the following four pieces of information. 1.Can You Determine the Location of the Cards? • Here are the backs of three cards from an ordinary deck of cards. 4. 2. There's at least one queen to the left of a queen. 3. B. There's at least one queen to the right of a king. • A.

Can You Determine the Location of the Cards? Answer Card A = king of hearts Card B = queen of hearts Card C = queen of spades .

What number should replace the question mark in the middle of the bottom line? • 8 252 12421 1213121 1211?1121 .Can You Figure Out the Bottom Line? • Look carefully at each line of numbers in the number pyramid.

so the last row must add up to 12.Can You Figure Out the Bottom Line? Answer • The number 2 should replace the question mark. Each horizontal row adds up to one more than the one above it. 8 252 12421 1213121 121121121 2+5+2 = 9 1+2+4+2+1=10 1+2+1+3+1+2+1=11 1+2+1+1+2+1+1+2+1=12 .

-. 5 5 5 5 5 = 5 . insert the mathematical symbols (+. ×) that will make the equation correct for someone calculating to from left to right. 4 4 4 4 4 = 5 c. ÷. a.Can You Make Five? • For each of the three rows below. 3 3 3 3 3 = 5 b.

4 + 4 ÷ 4 + 4 = 5 c.5 + 5 = 5 = 5 . 5 .5 + 5 .Can You Make Five? Answer a. 3 × 3 + 3 + 3 ÷ 3 = 5 b. 4 .

3 12 72 24 33 27 39 21 15 34 30 9 36 18 6 42 .Which Number is the Odd Man Out? • Which number on this square is the odd one out.

3 12 72 24 33 27 39 21 15 34 30 9 36 18 6 42 .Which Number is the Odd Man Out? Answer • 34: All the other numbers are evenly divisible by 3.

Can You Stack the Boxes? • Kenny had an after-school job at the Pet Food Emporium. How many rows of cartons did Kenny have when he was finished? . His boss told him to stack 35 cartons of dog food so that each row of cartons would have one more than the row above it.

.Can You Stack the Boxes? Answer • 7 rows. 2 in the top. 8 cartons in the bottom row.