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A man told his son that he would give him $1000 if he could accomplish the following task. The father gave his son ten envelopes and a thousand dollars, all in one dollar bills. He told his son, “Place the money in the envelopes in such a manner that no matter what number of dollars I ask for, you can give me one or more of the envelopes, containing the exact amount I asked for without having to open any of the envelopes. If you can do this, you will keep the $1000.” When the father asked for a sum of money, the son was able to give him envelopes containing the exact amount of money asked for. How did the son distribute the money among the ten envelopes?

Carl is trying to find solutions to a geometric puzzle. He has a square plot of land that he needs to reserve 1/4 for himself and divide the remaining 3/4 equally and in similar shape, among his 4 children. There are two possible solutions. Can you solve the puzzle?

A car’s odometer shows 72927 miles, a palindromic number. What are the minimum miles you would need to travel to form another?

Robert and David were preparing to have a water balloon fight. “No Fair” cried Robert, “You have 3 times as many as I do!” David said “Fine!” and gave Robert 10 more balloons. “Still not fair!” argued Robert, “You still have twice as many as I do.” How many more balloons must David give Robert for them to have the same number?

There is a man stood on top of a mountain frozen holding a peice of straw. How did he get there?

Five baby boomer couples each have one child. Each child is a different age than any of the other children. Each child has a favorite toy which is different from any of the other children’s favorite toys. Each family eats at only one fast food restaurant. No two women have the same name and no two men have the same name. The children’s names are not known. The child who plays with trains is the youngest. Bill’s child plays with a GI Joe. Julie’s child likes Pokeman. Mike’s family eats at Taco Bell. The family of the 4 year old likes Kentucky Fried Chicken. The oldest child is four years older than Marie’s child. The child who plays with Barbie is 8 years old. The child with the age is in the middle, has a mother named Marie. The child in the family that eats at McDonalds has a two year age difference with Larry’s child. Carol is the mother in the family that eats at Dairy Queen. The child that plays Nintendo likes Burger King. Steve’s child is two years apart in age from the child of the family that eats at Kentucky Fried Chicken. The child that plays with trains is two years apart from the 6 year old. The child that eats at McDonalds is two years older or younger than Regina’s child. Lisa’s child is 10. Who is married to George?