## Monthly Archive - December 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.**19**

**Nasrin 24 T**.

## Calculate the number 5238

NUMBERMANIA: Calculate the number 5238 using numbers [8, 6, 8, 4, 86, 289] and basic arithmetic operations (+, -, *, /). Each of the numbers can be used only once.**6**

**Fazil Hashim**.

## Find number abc

If 7bbca - cbc2a = 4a51a find number abc. Multiple solutions may exist.**23**

**Nasrin 24 T**.

### Marketing translations

The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as Ke-kou-ke-la. Unfortunately, the Coke company did not discover until after thousands of signs had been printed that the phrase means "bite the wax tadpole" or "female horse stuffed with wax" depending on the dialect. Coke then researched 40,000 Chinese characters and found a close phonetic equivalent, "ko-kou-ko-le," which can be loosely translated as "happiness in the mouth."

In Taiwan, the translation of the Pepsi slogan "Come alive with the Pepsi Generation" came out as "Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead."

Also in Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan "finger-lickin' good" came out as "eat your fingers off."

The American slogan for Salem cigarettes, "Salem - Feeling Free," got translated in the Japanese market into "When smoking Salem, you feel so refreshed that your mind seems to be free and empty."

When General Motors introduced the Chevy Nova in South America, it was apparently unaware that "no va" means "it won't go." After the company figured out why it wasn't selling any cars, it renamed the car in its Spanish markets to the Caribe.

When Parker Pen marketed a ballpoint pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to say "It won't leak in your pocket and embarrass you." However, the company mistakenly thought the spanish word "embarazar" meant embarrass. Instead the ads said that "It wont leak in your pocket and make you pregnant."

An American t-shirt maker in Miami printed shirts for the spanish market which promoted the Pope's visit. Instead of the desired "I Saw the Pope" in Spanish, the shirts proclaimed "I Saw the Potato."

Colgate introduced a toothpaste in France called Cue, the name of a notorious porno magazine.

In Italy, a campaign for Schweppes Tonic Water translated the name into Schweppes Toilet Water.

## 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.**19**

**Nasrin 24 T**.

## Calculate the number 6890

NUMBERMANIA: Calculate the number 6890 using numbers [7, 6, 7, 6, 76, 455] and basic arithmetic operations (+, -, *, /). Each of the numbers can be used only once.**6**

**Nílton Corrêa de Sousa**.

## MAGIC SQUARE: Calculate A+B-C

The aim is to place the some numbers from the list (1, 4, 6, 24, 27, 29, 31, 33, 34, 36, 72) 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.**8**

**Nasrin 24 T**.

## Find number abc

If baa40 + 95bcb = bbc86b find number abc. Multiple solutions may exist.**14**

**Nasrin 24 T**.

## 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.**25**

**Nílton Corrêa de Sousa**.

## Calculate the number 4972

NUMBERMANIA: Calculate the number 4972 using numbers [7, 8, 2, 2, 79, 696] and basic arithmetic operations (+, -, *, /). Each of the numbers can be used only once.**4**

**Nílton Corrêa de Sousa**.

## Find number abc

If 8a2c0 - 4aabc = c94aa find number abc. Multiple solutions may exist.**8**

**Nasrin 24 T**.