Daily Brain Joggers


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Some girls are standing in a queue. Jane is 18th from either end of the queue. How many girls are there in that queue?

There are 35 girls in the queue.

Siya is taller than Flora but not as tall as Connor. Sana is taller than Beatrice but not as tall as Flora. Who among these children is the tallest?

Connor

In each of the following question you have to take away ONE letter from the first word and put it at the beginning or the end or somewhere in the second word in order to make a new word.
For example: C A S T and L I T become (CAT) and (LIST).
i. F A C T and L I P become (_ _ _ _ _ _) and (_ _ _ _ _ _).
ii. S T A N D and W I N become (_ _ _ _ _ _) and (_ _ _ _ _ _).
iii. T A L L and M E A L become (_ _ _ _ _ _) and (_ _ _ _ _ _).
iv. A W A Y and R I S E become (_ _ _ _ _ _) and (_ _ _ _ _ _).
v. S H O R T and T R E E become (_ _ _ _ _ _) and (_ _ _ _ _ _).

  1. F A C T and L I P become (F A T) and (C L I P).
  2. S T A N D and W I N become (S A N D) and (T W I N).
  3. T A L L and M E A L become (A L L) and (M E T A L).
  4. A W A Y and R I S E become (W A Y) and (R A I S E).
  5. S H O R T and T R E E become (S O R T) and (T H R E E).

18 bicycles and tricycles have 46 wheels altogether. How many tricycles and how many bicycles are there?

There are 10 tricycles and 8 bicycles.

Each of the following sentences has one word with its letters jumbled. Find what the proper word should be and write it in the brackets
1. POECRP is a type of metal. (_ _ _ _ _ _ _)
2. OPNAI is a type of music instrument. (_ _ _ _ _ _ _)
3. DOUPN is a unit of mass. (_ _ _ _ _ _ _)
4. REUO is a type of currency. (_ _ _ _ _ _ _)
5. NAOCANAD is type of snake. (_ _ _ _ _ _ _)

  1. (COPPER)
  2. (PIANO)
  3. (POUND)
  4. (EURO)
  5. (ANACONDA)

How many two-digit numbers have the digit in the tens place smaller than that of the ones place?

36 two digit numbers have a digit in tens place smaller than the digit in one’s place.

Unscramble the following words to find the correct hidden words.
For example: toac – coat
1.kils – ____________
2.owol – ____________
3.tearews – ____________
4.tsiu – ____________
5.eajtck–____________

  1. kils – silk
  2. owol – wool
  3. tearews - sweater
  4. tsiu - suit
  5. eajtck–jacket

20 pupils are lining up to board the bus. Jack is the 12th place from front. Ann is the 5th place from back. How many people are standing between Jack and Ann?

Number of people standing between Jack and Ann = 3

What is this sentence? To read it, replace each letter with the letter thatcomes before it in the alphabet
sgd rtm hr rghmjmf

The Sun is shining

On a farm there are a total of 7 goats and hens. They have a total of 24 legs. How many goats and hens are there?

Number of goats and hens in the farm are 5 & 2

Make two six-letter words by joining together the groups of letters given below.
For example:ineowengnar= engine narrow
1)row ter bor let ____________ ____________
2) efflapect top____________ ____________
3)mal ror ani mir____________ ____________
4)din ananer ban____________ ____________
5) ect ins dir ide ____________ ____________

  1. borrow, letter
  2. laptop, effect
  3. animal, mirror
  4. dinner, banana
  5. inside, direct

Find a pair of numbers with a sum of 15 and a product of 54

The numbers that give you a sum of 15 and a product of 54 are 6 and 9.

I think of a number. I add 50 to it multiply the answer by 3 and then subtract 25. My answer is 275. What was my number?

The number was 50.

Insert a letter in the bracket that ends the first word but begins the second word
DISTUR(_)ENEFIT
ATTEMP(_)WISTER
FOCU(_)UPPORT
LUXUR(_)OUTHFUL
GUAR(_)ECISION

  1. DISTUR(B)ENEFIT
  2. ATTEMP(T)WISTER
  3. FOCU(S)UPPORT
  4. LUXUR(Y)OUTHFUL
  1. GUAR(D)ECISION