Friday, October 31, 2014

Mr. B's Brain-O Quiz Number 4

Mr. B’s “BRAIN-O” Quiz
Guaranteed to unclog clogged up brains!

NAME:__________________ DATE:____________ PERIOD:________

Directions: Carefully read and answer the following questions.  Print you answer clearly in the box next to each question.  Questions are worth one zillion nano bonus point each.  However, if you get all five correct, we will double the points for a total of ten zillion nano bonus points.


Using any combination of parentheses and the operation symbols +, -, x, and ÷, how can you arrange the numbers 7, 7, 7, 7 and 7 into a mathematical expression equal to 7?


What number is next in this series:
3, 4, 7, 11, 18, 29, ...?


Scientists in Antarctica that study and film wild life on that continent have never filmed a polar bear attacking a colony of penguins.  Why not?


Name a sport where the defensive team keeps possession of the ball.


Three men check into a hotel.  The manager quotes the room at $30.  The three men pay $10 each.  After the men go up to the room, the manager realizes that he overcharged them, the room is only $25.  He sends the bellboy up with $5 to refund to the men.  The bellboy decides he can make some money.  He pockets $2 and gives the men back $3 ($1 each).  The men divide up the money $1 each. Now, each man paid $9.  $9 times 3 = $27.  The bellboy pocketed $2. $27 and $2 totals $29.  Where's the missing dollar?

It’s not that I’m so smart,
it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

- Albert Einstein

WARNING: For Educational Purposes Only.
Please do not attempt to answer any of these questions
unless you are willing to learn something.

Mr. B’s “Brain-O” Quiz, Volume 1, page 4

Solutions will be posted on Monday.


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