Daily Brainteaser

Discussion in 'Games Run By CPA Members' started by turgy22, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    July 13th - The First Shall Be Last
    We've removed three letters from the front of common first names and then added them to the words below to create new words. Can you match up the names and words that use the same three letters?


    Answers:
    1. angELINA......d. MUSTang
    2. ___ININK
    3. ashLEY........f. POTash
    4. berNARD.......b. GOOber
    5. ___ERIE
    6. dorOTHY.......e. CONdor

    a. INTER___
    c. STAR___


    I can't match up some of these. How common are these names, anyway?
  2. turgy22 Nothing Special

    My bad on #2. It should read ___INICK.
  3. EricBess Active Member

    July 13th - The First Shall Be Last
    We've removed three letters from the front of common first names and then added them to the words below to create new words. Can you match up the names and words that use the same three letters?


    Answers:
    The last 2 that rokapoke didn't have already
    2. DomINICK
    5. ValERIE

    a. INTERval
    c. STARdom

  4. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    Well finished, EB. Even with the fix, I couldn't figure out those last two.
  5. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Add the same letter (represented by the question mark) to the letters in each group below and then rearrange them to form a common English word for each group. What are the four words?

    E C R V E ?
    M A U S Y ?
    E X P U D ?
    Z B T I ?


    July 12th Answers:

    recent, center


    July 13th Answers:

    1-d Angelina, mustang
    2-c Dominick, stardom
    3-f Ashley, potash
    4-b Bernard, goober
    5-a Valerie, interval
    6-e Dorothy, condor
  6. turgy22 Nothing Special

    There is only one word that fits all the following definitions. What is it?

    A type of window, a body of water, a sound made by a dog, and a type of horse.


    July 14th Answers:

    The missing letter is "L": asylum, blitz, duplex, clever
  7. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    July 15

    There is only one word that fits all the following definitions. What is it?

    A type of window, a body of water, a sound made by a dog, and a type of horse.


    Answer:
    Bay. Strangely, I got this from "A type of window," and the further clues only assured me I was correct.
  8. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    There is only one word that fits all the following definitions. What is it?

    A type of window, a body of water, a sound made by a dog, and a type of horse.


    Answer:

    Bay
  9. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Create a new food item by matching each food on the top with an anagram of a word on the bottom.

    1. GUM
    2. BANANA
    3. CORN
    4. PINEAPPLE
    5. CELERY
    6. POTATO

    a. SPILT
    b. TALKS
    c. SINKS
    d. GOD
    e. GRINS
    f. PRODS


    July 15th Answer:

    bay
  10. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    July 16
    Create a new food item by matching each food on the top with an anagram of a word on the bottom.

    Answer:
    1. GUM f. PRODS -- gumdrops
    2. BANANA a. SPILT -- banana split
    3. CORN d. GOD -- corn dog
    4. PINEAPPLE e. GRINS -- pineapple rings
    5. CELERY b. TALKS -- celery stalk
    6. POTATO c. SINKS -- potato skins
  11. turgy22 Nothing Special

    July 17th
    Put the same three-letter word in each of the blanks below to make three new words.

    _____ONE
    _____IAL
    _____DEN


    July 18th
    Paul is now twice as old as Randy was three years ago. In two years, Randy will be as old as Paul is now.
    How old are they now?


    July 16th Answers:

    1-f Gumdrops
    2-a Banana split
    3-d Corn dog
    4-e Pineapple rings
    5-b Celery stalk
    6-c Potato skins
  12. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    July 17th
    Put the same three-letter word in each of the blanks below to make three new words.

    _____ONE
    _____IAL
    _____DEN


    July 17th Answers:
    REDone, REDial, REDden.




    July 18th
    Paul is now twice as old as Randy was three years ago. In two years, Randy will be as old as Paul is now.
    How old are they now?


    July 18th Answers:
    P = 2 (R - 3)
    P = R + 2
    2R - 6 = R + 2
    R = 8
    Randy is 8, Paul is 10.
  13. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    July 18th
    Paul is now twice as old as Randy was three years ago. In two years, Randy will be as old as Paul is now.
    How old are they now?


    Answer:

    Paul = x
    Randy = y

    x = 2(y-3) and x = y +2

    Sub x to get y + 2 = 2(y-3)
    y + 2 = 2y -6
    8 = y

    So Randy is 8, while Paul is 10 now.
  14. turgy22 Nothing Special

    July 19th - Four of a Kind
    Complete the sentence below by filling in the blanks with four words that each differ by one letter. The changed letter will be in the same position in each word, as in bake, bale, base, bane.

    The ______ guide savored his soup de ______ for a full ______ at ______ in the afternoon.


    July 20th
    Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below. When put in order, the five letters will spell the answer to the riddle.

    My first is in go and also glee.
    My second in rage and also free.
    My third in water you will find.
    My fourth is in step and also signed.
    My last in sweet and also spree.
    My whole is just a lawn, you see.
    _ _ _ _ _



    July 17th Answer:

    RED


    July 18th Answer:

    Paul is 10, Randy is 8.
  15. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    July 19th - Four of a Kind
    Complete the sentence below by filling in the blanks with four words that each differ by one letter. The changed letter will be in the same position in each word, as in bake, bale, base, bane.

    The ______ guide savored his soup de ______ for a full ______ at ______ in the afternoon.


    Answer:

    dour, jour, hour, four



    July 20th
    Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below. When put in order, the five letters will spell the answer to the riddle.

    My first is in go and also glee.
    My second in rage and also free.
    My third in water you will find.
    My fourth is in step and also signed.
    My last in sweet and also spree.
    My whole is just a lawn, you see.
    _ _ _ _ _




    Answer:

    grass
  16. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    July 19th - Four of a Kind
    Complete the sentence below by filling in the blanks with four words that each differ by one letter. The changed letter will be in the same position in each word, as in bake, bale, base, bane.

    The ______ guide savored his soup de ______ for a full ______ at ______ in the afternoon.


    Answer:
    Spiderman's answer: dour, jour, hour, four
    Why so sad? The guide need not be dour, methinks he is a TOUR guide.
  17. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Heh, I guess both can work, although yours is the better answer :)
  18. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Ransac is getting rid of his doll collection. He gives one-fifth of it to Spiderman, then one-fourth of what remains to Mooseman, then ten percent of the remainder to Melkor, then one-third of what is left to rokapoke, and then half of what remains to BigBlue. He keeps nine dolls for himself.

    How many dolls did Ransac have to start with?


    July 19th Answer:

    tour, jour, hour, four


    July 20th Answer:

    grass
  19. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    July 21

    Ransac is getting rid of his doll collection. He gives one-fifth of it to Spiderman, then one-fourth of what remains to Mooseman, then ten percent of the remainder to Melkor, then one-third of what is left to rokapoke, and then half of what remains to BigBlue. He keeps nine dolls for himself.

    How many dolls did Ransac have to start with?


    Answer:
    Ransac: 9 dolls
    BigBlue: 1/2 of remainder = 9 dolls. Total = 18.
    Rokapoke: 1/3 of remainder = 9 dolls. Total = 27.
    Melkor: 1/10 of remainder = 3 dolls. Total = 30.
    Mooseman: 1/4 of remainder = 10 dolls. Total = 40.
    Spiderman: 1/5 of remainder = 10 dolls. Total = 50.

    Ransac's doll collection consisted of 50 dolls.
  20. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Ransac is getting rid of his doll collection. He gives one-fifth of it to Spiderman, then one-fourth of what remains to Mooseman, then ten percent of the remainder to Melkor, then one-third of what is left to rokapoke, and then half of what remains to BigBlue. He keeps nine dolls for himself.

    How many dolls did Ransac have to start with?


    Answer:

    Starting from the end:

    Ended with 9. Had given 9 to BigBlue, so 18.
    18 times 3/2 = 27, so had given 9 to rokapoke.
    27 x 10/9 = 30, so had given 3 to Melkor.
    30 x 4/3 = 40, so had given 10 to Mooseman.
    40 x 5/4 = 50, so had given 10 to Spiderman

    So Ransac started with 50 dolls.

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