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Geometry Challenge

How is your Geometry? Can you find the measure of each missing angle (a – q) in the diagram below?























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Last month's solutions

MIND-Xpander Numeric Puzzles

  1. If QC = 14, TJ=10 & OK = 4, what would HA = ?
    Solution: The numeric order of the 1st letter in the alphabet (where H=8) minus that of the 2nd letter (where A=1) gives value of 7.
  2. What do you get if you divide 40 by a half and add 20 to the result?
    Solution: (40 ÷ 1/2) + 20 = (40 x 2/1) + 20 = 100
  3. How can you mathematically combine six 8’s to make 1000?
    Solution: (888 – 88) ÷ .8 = 1000

Safety-code Logic Puzzle

To open this safe you must press all the buttons in the correct order. The number on each button tells you how many squares to move, and the letters tells the direction (U = up, D = down, L = left and R = right). Which is the first button you must press to open this safe?

Solution: Start at ‘1R’ button in 3rd column, 2nd row.








DARTS Numeric Puzzle

Using 4 darts and the following square dart board, find all combinations to score exactly 150. Numbers/boxes can be used more than once. All darts must be used, and each dart must be within one of the numbered boxes. (Note: there are several correct solutions.)


















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