All Scholars – Weekly Brainteaser 22/02/2016

In a supermarket, the first 25 customers of the day purchased an average of two items each.

After a further 15 customers, the average number of items purchased by each customer rose to eight.

What was the average number of items purchased by the last 15 customers only?

Answers on paper, with full name and form to Mrs Wardle by Monday 29th February, break time.  Please feel free to place your answer under my door, or email if you are unable to find me.

All Scholars – Weekly Puzzle Answer 09/02/2016

Use the letters given to complete the pyramid so that one seven letter word, one five letter word, one four letter word and three words of three letters can be read. What are the words?

C  D  D  E  L  M  O  O  R  S  U  U

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Answer:

I

ADD

BROOM

NUCLEUS

Well done to Holly (7AH), Sophie (7DH) and Finlay (9AH) who all entered with the correct answer and have been awarded 10 Hall Points and a Praise Postcard. A special mention must also go to Callum (8ML) who used his initiative to enter and answer successfully.

All Scholars – Weekly Brainteaser 09/02/2016

Use the letters given to complete the pyramid so that one seven letter word, one five letter word, one four letter word and three words of three letters can be read. What are the words?

C  D  D  E  L  M  O  O  R  S  U  U

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Answers on paper, with full name and form, to Mrs Wardle by Monday 22nd February, break time. Please feel free to place your answer under my door or email if you are unable to find me.

All Scholars – Weekly Brainteaser Answer

What number should appear next in this sequence?

1    4    4    8    32    40    1280    ?

Answer: 1320. Alternate between multiplying the numbers and adding them to give the next number.

Well done to Sophie (7DH) Jasmine (7MH) Holly (7AH) Siobhan (7ML) Elizabeth (8ML) Thomas (8AH) and Finlay (9AH) who all entered with the correct answer and have been awarded 10 Hall Points.

All Scholars – Monthly Mensa Puzzle Competition – January Answers and NEW Competition

Way back in January we gave you the opportunity to complete a Mensa Puzzle. Below is the answer and the new competition for you to enter.

January – For each of the following place the two words together and arrange the letters to give one word.

  • a) MAIL + TROY   b) CRUST + TIN   c) POOR + TERM

Answer:

  • a)    Morality   b)    Instruct   c)    Promoter

February competition – Enter this month’s competition for a chance to win a set of Mensa branded Absolutely Authentic Mensa test cards. A must for anyone who enjoys testing their logical thought process to the limit! For a chance of winning, submit your answer to the following question. Mensa will pick two correct entries after the closing date.

When each of the following words is rearranged, one of them can be used to suffix all the others to give five longer words. What are they?

ROT   BOOR   OR   HUG   HOT   LOP    

What are the words? To enter please click here

The closing date is: Monday 29th February 2016

All Scholars – Weekly Brainteaser Answer

At a boarding kennels and cattery the GREYHOUND is in pen number 4,

the TORTOISESHELL is in pen number 12,

the SIAMESE is in pen number 5

and the LABRADOR is in pen number 18.

In which number pen is the POMERANIAN?

Answer:  14.  The alphabetical value of the last letter of the breed gives the pen number.  Well done to Sophie (7DH)  Jasmine (7MH) and Finlay (9AH) who all entered with the correct answer.