1) How many times can you subtract the number two from the number fifty?
2) You drive a bus from London to Edinburgh. At the first bus stop, 43 people get in. At the second stop, 9 more people get in. At the third stop, 45 passengers step off and 12 people get in. After nine hours, the bus arrives in Edinburgh. What is the name of the driver?
1) Once – after that you are subtracting from 48!
2) Your name – you are the driver!
Did you find other ways of solving the puzzles?
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