Wednesday, June 29, 2022

## If A=2, B = 10, C=30, D=68. what is E?

Hi again, time for a break 🙂 Fun little quiz, nothing to lose your sleep over because you can solve in a minute or two if you think about it, and it’s NOT a trick question. It has a definitive answer. The problem: If A=2, B = 10, C=30, D=68. what is E? (Assuming A-Z […]

## How many thirds in a 3-quarter?

Recently Quora notified me with this question and I thought I’d do the honor of answering it first. So here’s the answer and explanation. Now, how about a different way solving it? Put another way, we can pose the problem as 1/3x = 3/4 and solve for x. If 1/3 = 0.333 (approx.) Then the […]

## Elementary Math Quiz

If (x+x+x) = x*x*x  and x <>0 (x is not zero) then what’s the value of x? I like this one a lot because x=0 would be an obvious answer and it’s taken away, and then when you plot it, you get 2 correct answers. Let’s see how it’s done… (x+x+x) = x*x*x so, 3x=x^3 […]

## Statistics can mess up your mind!

Hi again! If you like brain teasers, you’ll love this. You don’t need to be an expert in statistics and probabilities, just curious to appreciate it. Read on. What is the chance the next person you meet (in a city or country) has number of arms (or hands) that is ABOVE average? For more fun […]

## Brain Teaser: Marbles

How many marbles and bags are used in the following scenario?

## Brain teaser variation: Segment size

Determine the specific group size given the following situation. In a group of 50 kids, 30 are taking basketball and 15 are taking tennis lessons. Of the kids taking basketball or tennis, 12 are taking both lessons. How many are not taking either lesson?

## Brain teaser: Class size

Determine the total class size given the following situation.

## Math quiz: Chance of a promo and raise

What’s your chance of a promotion AND a raise in the next 2 months given the following scenario?