Mind Games

Crack it!

Can you solve these brain teasers?

Unscramble this word to come up with a word game that most know.


What is it that, after you take away the whole, some still remains?


Given the following letters and numbers, come up with the correct phrase: There are 24 K in P G.

There are 24 karats in pure gold.

A certain month has five Thursdays in it and the date of the second Sunday is the 13th.
1. What is the date of the third Tuesday?
2. What is the date of the last Friday in the month?
3. What is the date of the first Monday in the month?
4. How many Saturdays are there in the month?
5. What is the date of the second Friday in the month?

1. 15th, 2. 25th, 3. 7th, 4. Four, 5. 11th

Given the initial letters of the missing words, complete the phrase: 86,400 S in a D
Hint: You have up to 24 hours to solve this.

86,400 seconds in a day.

A microscopic slide has 7500 bacteria dying at the rate of 150 per hour. Another slide has 4500 bacteria increasing at the rate of 50 per hour. In how many hours will the bacterial count on both slides be the same?

15 hours

Which letter replaces the question mark?

W. Starting at the top left and moving down, then right one column and up etc in a snakes and ladders pattern, letters move through the alphabet 4 letters at a time.

Can you determine the next letter in the following series?
A C F H K M ?

P. The letters missing between letters in the series form the pattern 1,2,1,2,1,2,..

Dolly Dressmaker wants to use material of a certain length for making womens’ skirts. However, she can’t seem to recall whether 32 or 36 inches of the material would be the correct length of each skirt. Help her find the length of the material, so that all of it may be utilized in either case.

288 inches

The three words below can be rearranged into two words that are also three words! Can you decipher this curious puzzle?