On Friday I posted these puzzles…..
– My house is the fourth house away from one end of the street and the ninth house away from the other end of the street. How many houses are there in the street?
– Points A and B are 100 miles apart. A car leaves A at the same time as a bike leaves B. The car travels at 40 mph whilst the bike travels at 10 mph. Which is further from A when they pass?
If you have not tried to solve them, have a go now. For everyone else, the answers are after the break.
The answer to the first puzzle is 15, and in the second one the car is 15 miles from A whilst the bike is 30 miles away. Did you solve them? Any other answers?
UPDATE: OK, so that was an April Fool’s joke. The correct answers are that there are 12 houses in the street, and that they will be same distance from A.
I have produced an ebook containing 101 of the previous Friday Puzzles! It is called PUZZLED and is available for the Kindle(UK here and USA here) and on the iBookstore (UK here in the USA here). You can try 101 of the puzzles for free here.