

FUN PROBLEMS TO EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN! 

COUNTRY JUMBLE 
Unscramble each of these clues. Take the letter named from each answer to unscramble the final word.
 EAYGRMN
 RNFAEC
 RNAGETNIA
 YTAIL
 ILNFNAD
 INSPA
 WTSIRLNZEAD

2nd letter
4th letter
3rd letter
4th letter
5th letter
5th letter
11th letter

The clue for the final word is: Their flag is red and white.
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The numbers 12,13,14 lie next to each other on a 100 square.
Their total is 12 + 13 + 14 = 39

Can you find 3 other lines of numbers that total 39? You can also try vertical and diagonal lines.

Can you find 4 different lines of numbers which total: 36, 45, 96, 165

Make up some more for your friend. Chose three numbers next to each other, add them up then ask your friend to see if they can find other lines of numbers with the same totals.
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PLAY WITH WORDS 
Can you find the missing words by changing just one letter at a time?
e.g. cat, cat, dot, dog
met, _____, _____, pan
fan, _____, _____, bet
sing, _____, _____, _____, paid
maze, _____, _____, _____, hold
Look at the clues and see if you can make new words by changing just one letter in each of these words:
1. Change PINT into a type of tree.
2. Change FEET into touch.
3. Change SWEET into clean.
4. Change CANE into a narrow road.
Put a different letter in front of EAT to make words with the following meaning:
1. Comes from an animal.
2. The sun produces it.
3. You sit on it.
4. Opposite of messy.
Rearrange these muddled letters to make an 8 letter word that is in every week. Than see if you can find answers to the questions below using the same letters.
TURASDYA
1. A creature with a long tail.
2. Opposite of happy
3. Sunbeam
4. Roads are made from it.
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PROBLEM WALL 
1. Arrange the numbers 1 to 5 in the bottom row of bricks in a way that gets the highest possible number in the top brick. Remember that no number can be used more that once in the bottom row.
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2. Can you find the lowest possible number that goes in the top brick?
CHALLENGE:
Can you find a number to put in the top brick, that when you work down your wall, you end up with five different numbers and no decimal fractions?
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COLLECTING WORDS 
How many different 3 or more letter words can you from this word?
CONTINUATION
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(ANSWERS) 
Country Jumble:
1. Germany
2.France
3. Argentina
4. Italy
5. Finland
6. Spain
7. Switzerland
Final Word: ENGLAND
Adjacent Numbers:
39 = 12 + 13 + 24 or 3 + 13 + 23 or 4 + 13 + 22
36 = 2 + 12 + 22 or 11 + 12 + 13 or 1 + 12 + 23 or 3 + 12 + 21
45 = 5 + 15 + 25 or 14 + 15 + 16 or 4 + 15 + 26 or 6 + 15 + 24
96 = 22 + 32 + 42 or 31 + 32 + 33 or 21 + 32 + 43 or 23 + 32 + 41
165 = 45 + 55 + 65 or 54 + 55 + 65 or 44 + 55 + 66 or 46 + 55 + 64
Play With Words
met, pet, pat, plan
fan, fat, bat, bet
sing, sang, sand, said, paid
maze, haze, hale, hole, hold
1. Pine
2. Feel
3. Sweep
4. Lane
1. Meat
2. Heat
3. Seat
4. Neat
SATURDAY
1. Rat
2. Sad
3. Ray
4. Tar
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