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"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Brain teasers...

1. A bottle and its cork cost £1.10 and the bottle costs £1 more than the cork. How much does the cork cost?

2. When Ashley was six years old she hammered a nail into her favourite tree to mark her height. Ten years later at age sixteen, Ashley returned to see how much higher the nail was. If the tree grew by five centimetres each year, how much higher would the nail be?


  1. 1. Cork costs 5p (Bottle=£1.05)

    2. Nail would be same height (Tree grows at the top, not the bottom...not 100% true but we're talking maths not botany!)

  2. Joe you are a star. 100% correct.