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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mind Games: Family Issues & Putting Things in Order

Mind Games is quickly becoming a favorite feature at Connect Magazine Midweek Digest.
The monthly Mind Games helps you put your thinking cap on with a chance to WIN BIG if you're the first to answer the puzzles correctly.

For the November edition of Mind Games, we're giving away 100 bob worth of airtime for each correct answer, not all answers as has been the case. So, just be the first to Email, Inbox or DM the correct answer to any of this week's 5 questions and you win 100 bob airtime. We shall publish the solutions in next week's Midweek Digest.

Today's puzzles are about family and rearranging things.. Here are the questions:

All in the Family

A family party comprised the following: 1 grandfather, 1 grandmother, 2 fathers, 2 mothers, 4 children, 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 1 father-in-law, 1 mother-in law, and 1 daughter-in-law.

How can it be that this entire gathering was made up of only 7 persons?

Father and Sons

A man left a hundred acres of land to be divided among his three sons - Alfie, Ben, and
Charlie - in the proportion of one-third, one-fourth, and one-fifth respectively. But Charlie died.
How was the land to be divided fairly between Alfie and Ben?

Bundles of Joy?

A man was terminally ill when his wife was heavy with child. In his will, he gave two-thirds of his estate upon his son and one-third on the mother. But if the child should be a girl, then two-thirds of the estate should go to the mother and one-third to the daughter.

Upon delivery, the wife delivered twins - a boy and a girl.
How was the man's property to be equitably divided among the three in the closest possible accordance with his wishes?


Can you fit these pieces together to form a perfect chessboard?

Four-letter Words.

Find an arrangement that produces the greatest possible number of four-letter words, reading upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or diagonally. All repetitions count as different words, and the five variations that may be used are: VEIL, VILE, LEVI, LIVE, and EVIL.

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Send in your answers between now and Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

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