## Monthly Archive - November 2013brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, mathematical problems, mastermind, cinemania... These are the tasks listed 1 to 10. |

## Find the area of the shaded figure

Express result to the accuracy of 3 decimal.**77**

**Djordje Timotijevic**.

## Word Association: GOLF, 27, NIGHT, FIGHT

Word Association: GOLF, 27, NIGHT, FIGHT**78**

**Eric Newton**.

## CINEMANIA: Guess the movie title

Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince. Film was made in 1991.**64**

**Djordje Timotijevic**.

### Comfortable

Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble. In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull from the stockyard in a far town so that they can breed their own stock.

They only have $600 left. Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, 'When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.'

The brunette arrives at the stockyard, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less. After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news. She walks into the telegraph office and says, 'I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home.'

The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, then adds, 'It's just 99 cents a word.' Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette only has $1 left. She realizes that she'll only be able to send her sister one word.

After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, 'I want you to send her the word 'comfortable.'

The operator shakes his head. 'How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word 'comfortable?'

The brunette explains, 'My sister's blonde. The word's big. She'll read it very slowly ... com-for-da-bull.'

## Find the right combination

The computer chose a secret code (sequence of 4 digits from 1 to 6). Your goal is to find that code. Black circles indicate the number of hits on the right spot. White circles indicate the number of hits on the wrong spot.**78**

**Sanja Šabović**.

## Calculate a x b

Look at the series (156, 615, 561, a, 413, 341, 132, b), determine the pattern, and calculate a x b.**58**

**Slobodan Strelac**.

## Calculate the number 2856

NUMBERMANIA: Calculate the number 2856 using numbers [8, 8, 7, 8, 71, 374] and basic arithmetic operations (+, -, *, /). Each of the numbers can be used only once.**26**

**Sanja Šabović**.

## Find the right combination

The computer chose a secret code (sequence of 4 digits from 1 to 6). Your goal is to find that code. Black circles indicate the number of hits on the right spot. White circles indicate the number of hits on the wrong spot.**63**

**Djordje Timotijevic**.

## Find the area of the shaded figure

Express result to the accuracy of 3 decimal.**68**

**Djordje Timotijevic**.

## Calculate the number 7248

NUMBERMANIA: Calculate the number 7248 using numbers [8, 8, 9, 7, 74, 750] and basic arithmetic operations (+, -, *, /). Each of the numbers can be used only once.**21**

**Sanja Šabović**.

## Calculate axb

Look at the series (314, 412, a, 832, 848, b, 8480), determine the pattern, and calculate axb.**30**

**Sanja Šabović**.