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# How much for a motor­cycle?

Two years ago, a man was offered a motorcycle for \$1024, but he declined to buy it. A year later, he was offered the same motorcycle for \$640, but again decided not to buy it. A little while after that, he was again offered the motorcycle, this time at \$400. Again, he refused to buy it. Last week, he turned the motorcycle down even though the price had now fallen to \$250. If the owner offers it for sale yet again, and he makes a consistent reduction, how much will it be for sale for the next time?

Each price was 5/8 of the previous price. So the next price will be \$156.25.

## In how many minutes?

You have accidentally left out the plug and are attempting to fill the bath with both 2 taps full on. The hot tap takes 6 minutes to fill the bath, the cold tap takes 4 minutes, and the water empties through the plug hole in 12 minutes. In how many minutes will the...

## How many kids?

Sometimes it helps to be bigger--especially when you're only four or five years old. The children were making candy apples for the Halloween party, eating as they worked. The bigger kids managed to gobble up seven apples apiece (and got stomachaches for their pains),...