BRAINBENDER
PUZZLES 

Puzzle
1

What
is the least number of pieces a carpenter can cut the piece
of wood below to form a square table top?


Solution



Puzzle
2 
Is
it possible for a carpenter to cut a cube of wood into 27
equal cubes in only six cuts? Is it possible to do it in fewer
cuts?


Solution 


Puzzle
3 
A
number consisting of three different digits is subtracted
from a number made up of the same digits in reverse order.
The
result consists of the same three digits in yet another order.
What are the three numbers?


Solution 


Puzzle
4 
Can
you take six drinking straws and make four triangles all with
sides of the same length? 

Solution 


Puzzle
5 
What
nine digit numerical palindrome when multiplied by itself,
produces a seventeen digit numerical palindrome?
Hint:
This is a divine number.


Solution 


Puzzle
6 
All
of the digits from 0 through 9 appear once in the multiplication
problem below. Fill in the missing digits and solve the problem.
?
? ?
x 2 7
?????


Solution 


Puzzle
7 
What
is the smallest number that is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
with one digit left over, yet is evenly divided by 7? 

Solution 


Puzzle
8 
Place
the remaining numbers from 4 to 10 in the seven divisions
of the above figure so that the outer divisions total 30 and
each geometric figure totals 30.


Solution 


Puzzle
9 
Aeronautics
has set many speed and reliability records, yet one aircraft
is still unable to fly a distance greater than one mile, despite
considerable research.
What
class of aircraft is this?


Solution 


Puzzle
10 
How
did the carpenter make a cube dovetailed together exactly
as shown above?


Solution 


Puzzle
11 
How
many regular hexagons does this picture contain?


Solution 


Puzzle
12 
What
is a two word anagram for the word ASTRONOMERS that means roughly
the same thing? 

Solution 


Back
to Top 
©
J.L. Read, 1998. All Rights Reserved.

