Wednesday, May 30, 2001

Round 11

Date released: May 30th, 2001.
Date rewarded: June 6th, 2001.

Brucey B has just won a load of money playing Cheat! He puts 1/5 of his winnings in the National Neopian Bank, and 1/2 of his winnings he invests into shares.

After those investments Brucey realises he still has quite a lot left. He then goes to Neopia Central and spends 1/10 of his winnings on chocolate neggs! At the end of the day he goes home and puts his remaining 500 NP in his mattress.

How much did Brucey B win?


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Brucey's spending: 1/5 + 1/2 + 1/10 = 4/5. He has 1 - 4/5 = 1/5 of his winning money. That amount is 500 NPs. Therefore, his winning amount is 500 NP * 5 = 2500 NPs.

Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Round 10

Date Released: May 23rd, 2001.
Date Rewarded: May 30rd, 2001.

Siya the Usuki Doll (pictured above) is 9 years older than her brother, and 25 years younger than her father. In seven years time her father will be three times older than her brother. How old is Siya now?


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Let x be Siya's age, y be her brother's age and z be her father's age. We know:
y = x - 9
z = x + 25

In seven years, her brother's age and her father's age will be x - 2 and x + 32 respectively (add 7 to y and z). Her father's age will be three times her brother's age then. Therefore,
x + 32 = 3 * (x - 2) <=> x + 32 = 3x - 6 <=> 2x = 38 <=> x = 19

Therefore, Siya is 19 years old now.

Check: her brother's age = 10, her father's age = 44. In seven years, her father's age = 51, three times as much as her brother's age = 17.

Note: The picture is missing.

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Round 9

Date Released: May 15th, 2001.
Date Rewarded: May 23rd, 2001.

There are six Moehogs travelling to Neopia Central, and each Moehog is carrying six baskets. In each basket are six Puppyblews, and each Puppyblew has had two baby Puppyblews. How many legs are there in total between all the Moehogs and Puppyblews?


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Number of Moehogs: 6.
Number of baskets: 6 x 6 = 36.
Number of Puppyblews: 36 x 6 = 216.
Number of baby Puppyblews: 216 x 2 = 432.

Number of legs: (6 + 216 + 432) x 4 = 2616. The answer is: there are 2616 legs.

Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Round 8

Date Released: May 8th, 2001.
Date Rewarded: May 15th, 2001.

What's the next letter in the following sequence?

W T N L I T F _ ?


Shadow Paint Brush

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Each letter in the sequence is the first letter of each word in the question. Therefore, the answer is S.

Note: The prize used to be named Shadowed Paint Brush.

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Round 7

Date Released: May 1st, 2001.
Date Rewarded: May 8th, 2001.

How many letters are in the answer to this question?

HINT : Don't bother counting the letters in the phrase 'the answer to this question' - we already thought of that, and its the incorrect answer!


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The answer of this question must be a number (in either digit or alphabetical form). If it is in the digit form, it does not have any letters. Therefore, the correct answer is 0. If it is in the alphabetical form, only one number satisfies this condition (four = 4). Therefore, the answer should be 0 or four.