# Riddles & Brain Teasers

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by wegs, Aug 20, 2019.

1. ### wegsWith brave wings, she flies . . .Valued Senior Member

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Try to solve, share your best guesses, and post some of your own.

I'll start off:

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x+y = abcde

where
a=x-y,
bc=x*y,
and
de=x+y.

Good one!

5. ### DaveC426913Valued Senior Member

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There are common words in the English language that, used in a sentence, can be spoken correctly but not be written correctly.

7. ### TheFroggerValued Senior Member

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I cannot highlight text on my phone. Can you just post the answer?

8. ### DaveC426913Valued Senior Member

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Well it's been a week, so:

x+y = abcde

where
a=x-y,
bc=x*y,
and
de=x+y.

(Well, obviously I can't write it correctly, but here's as close as I can get

"There are three ways to spell the word to."

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9. ### originIn a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect.Valued Senior Member

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It is sort of funny, I did quite well in math classes up through differential equations, but I am horrible at 'brain teasers'. For instance I have no idea how that answer and the question are related in any way.

10. ### DaveC426913Valued Senior Member

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You mean wegs's's'?

It looks a lot worse than it is.

7+3=42110
The '4' is 7-3,
The '21' is 7x3,
The '10' is 7+3.

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