“Solve This If You Are A Genius”
 
By Ross Welford
11 Sep 2015
 

“Solve This If You Are A Genius”


Well, that was the headline on Facebook at any rate. Don’t scroll down.  See how you get on. The correct answer is 79.  That is, the last digit of the number before the equation becomes the first digit of the number after the equation.  Add two to it for the second digit.  116 was missed out […]

How long to solve this puzzle?
 
By Ross Welford
23 Jun 2015
 

How long to solve this puzzle?


What is the number in the space that the car is obscuring? This was part of test at a Hong Kong elementary school.  The children were expected to solved it in 20 seconds. It’s one of those puzzles that – apparently – children solve much quicker than adults.  Loads of smart-alecks on the web are boasting that […]

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