## Monthly Archive - August 2019brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, mathematical problems, mastermind, cinemania... These are the tasks listed 1 to 10. |

## Which is a winning combination of digits?

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.**32**

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## Calculate the number 877

NUMBERMANIA: Calculate the number 877 using numbers [7, 1, 2, 1, 15, 866] and basic arithmetic operations (+, -, *, /). Each of the numbers can be used only once.**17**

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## MAGIC SQUARE: Calculate A-B+C

The aim is to place the some numbers from the list (4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 23, 24, 26, 88) into the empty squares and squares marked with A, B an C. Sum of each row and column should be equal. All the numbers of the magic square must be different. Find values for A, B, and C. Solution is A-B+C.**12**

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### Top 20 UK Christmas jokes of 2021

Annual UKTV channel Gold poll. 2000 Brits voted their favourite festive gags, these are top 20.

20. What is Coleen Rooney's favourite Christmas game?

A: Guess Who.

19. Q: What pantomime are the government doing this year?

A: Chris Whittington.

18. Q: Why does Jackie Weaver control the weather at Christmas?

A: She has snow authority.

17. Q: Why will Keir Starmer be sad on Christmas morning?

A: He'll still have no presence.

16. Q: Which 'Friends' character nearly missed the 2021 Reunion Show due to the Test and Trace app?

A: Chandler Ping.

15. Q: Which vaccine did the Three Wise Men have?

A: The Wiser Jab.

14. Q: Why does Emma Raducanu get to carry the crystal glasses at Christmas dinner?

A: They know she's unlikely to drop a set.

13. Q: Why did Matt Hancock have to buy his aide really expensive Christmas presents?

A: She had him up against a wall.

12. Q: Why are we only having broccoli, cabbage and peas as veg this Christmas?

A: Because 52% of the family said no to Brussels.

11. Q: Why does Christmas scrabble take so long with Boris Johnson?

A: He keeps going back on his word.

10. Q: Why can Netflix afford calamari at Christmas?

A: They're Squids in.

9. How do you know the heating bill for December is too high?

A: Dad won't even let you open the windows on your advent calendar.

8. Q: Why didn't Santa replace Comet and Cupid when they left to become HGV drivers?

A: It was just two deer.

7. Q: Why did Rudolph's nose have to self-isolate?

A: It failed the lateral glow test.

6. Q: Which vaccine did Father Christmas get?

A: Mince Pfizer.

5. Q: Which relative will not be at Chris Whitty's Christmas dinner?

A: Aunty Vaxxer.

4. Q: What's Piers Morgan's favourite Christmas song?

A: Walking off on air.

3. Q: Why won't Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson see each other this Christmas?

A: They all want space.

2. Q: Why is Christmas dinner vegan this year?

A: Because Turkey is on the red list but vegetables are all green.

1. Q: Why are people cutting back on Brussels sprouts this Christmas?

A: The cost of gas is too high.

## Find number abc

If aac67 - 2b20c = b26a9 find number abc. Multiple solutions may exist.**22**

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## What a winning 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.**21**

**Nílton Corrêa de Sousa**.

## Calculate the number 5613

NUMBERMANIA: Calculate the number 5613 using numbers [6, 9, 4, 2, 31, 597] and basic arithmetic operations (+, -, *, /). Each of the numbers can be used only once.**10**

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## Find number abc

If 75849 + 856ac = b6b479 find number abc. Multiple solutions may exist.**21**

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## 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.**21**

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## Calculate the number 362

NUMBERMANIA: Calculate the number 362 using numbers [5, 5, 1, 7, 20, 279] and basic arithmetic operations (+, -, *, /). Each of the numbers can be used only once.**10**

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## MAGIC SQUARE: Calculate A-B*C

The aim is to place the some numbers from the list (11, 12, 17, 30, 31, 36, 44, 68, 69, 74) into the empty squares and squares marked with A, B an C. Sum of each row and column should be equal. All the numbers of the magic square must be different. Find values for A, B, and C. Solution is A-B*C.**11**

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