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MONDAY
RIGHT BRAIN LEFT BRAIN
There are 10 birds and 20 animals. The problem may be expressed in equation form as follows, letting A represent animals and B represent birds:

A + B = 30

4A + 2B = 100

 
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TUESDAY
LEFT BRAIN RIGHT BRAIN
Three The fugitive leapt up and shouted, "Fire, fire." Pandemonium broke out and the audience all rushed for the exits. He easily escaped in the confusion.
 
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WEDNESDAY
RIGHT BRAIN LEFT BRAIN
I am 40 and John is 30.

To solve this use simple algebraic equations.

 
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THURSDAY
LEFT BRAIN RIGHT BRAIN
The initial displacement of the boat is a volume of water whose weight is that of the boat (including the iron). By throwing the iron overboard the displacement of the boat is decreased by a volume of water whose weight is that of the iron. The iron at the bottom of the lake will occupy a smaller volume and hence the level of the lake will fall. He had sweetened the original cup of coffee with sugar. He therefore knew when he tasted the coffee that it was the same cup.
 
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FRIDAY

RIGHT BRAIN LEFT BRAIN
By building the house at the North Pole. 2 1 9 7 8
____x 4
8 7 9 1 2
 
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SATURDAY

PUZZLE RIDDLE

 

The setup did not insist on the use of all four knives. The first step to solution was to go beyond the obvious and use only three of the four knives.

Counterfeit Money
 
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