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Just four basic questions

posted 8/10/2009 4:33:39 PM |
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A friend of mine writes a column in the local paper and it had these questions see if you can get them right...
Answers at the bottom of the page....don't peek

Here are the four basic questions followed by the answers.
1.You are running a race and overtake the second person. What position are you in?
2. If you overtake the last person what position are you in?
3. Now this is simple arithmetic. So remember, use your head only, no artificial help. Try this. Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000, now add 30. Add another 1000, now add 20 and add another 1000. Tack on 10 and tell me instantly, what is the total?
4. Mary's father has five daughters. Their names are Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono and one more. Tell me please, what is the fifth daughter's name?
Now check you answers against the true ones.





















1. If you answered first, you are wrong. If you overtake the second person you are second.
2. No, you are not second to last. Where would you come from to overtake the last runner?
3. Did you get 5,000? I must confess, I did the first time. The correct answer is 4,100. Take your pencil and check it.
4. Did you answer Nunu? I hope not for the fifth daughter's name is Mary. Read the question again.
OK, now here's a chance to redeem yourself with the bonus question.

A mute person goes into a shop to buy a toothbrush. He imitates the action of brushing his teeth, the shopkeeper understands and the purchase is completed.

Next, a blind person enters the shop to buy a pair of sunglasses. How does he make his wishes known?
It's really very simple.
He opens his mouth and asks for them.



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Wordsofwit

Aug 10 @ 4:39PM  
Got me on most of them.
featherone

Aug 10 @ 5:15PM  
ya got me on that one!
Ewe_Wish

Aug 10 @ 5:23PM  
I got them all right................

Ok I had seen these before.......
featherone

Aug 10 @ 5:24PM  
YOU CHEATED!
sugarnspice005

Aug 10 @ 6:50PM  
I got the first one, then it was downhill on the rest.
somnium

Aug 10 @ 7:55PM  
My head hurts!

PinkToeNails

Aug 10 @ 10:05PM  
I only got the 4th one right! and what is sad, I've seen this before!!! LOL

that short term memory loss is a real bitch!


Sunshine79

Aug 10 @ 10:30PM  
theSkwirl

Aug 10 @ 10:36PM  
I answered number 2 that it's impossible to overtake the last person.
fortysixandtwo

Aug 10 @ 10:39PM  
I only got the 4th one right! and what is sad, I've seen this before!!! LOL

that short term memory loss is a real bitch!


Wow somebody has got some good puff puff give
wstang69

Aug 10 @ 11:32PM  
theSkwirl: its called lapping, 1st person over takes the last person... and passes them. (See NASCAR)

I got 3 of the 4, but did answer Nunu

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