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1) I am 200% of a penny, 25% of a nickel, 118.4% of a dime, 111.4% of a quarter, and 10% of a half dollar. What am I and how did you arrive at that conclusion?

2) What is the longest word to have ever graced the English language that consists only of vowels?

3) What's with the following group of words?

mount, right, left, roll, mote, lick,

lass, over, rate, aunt, rill, arch,

oral, ever, pine, rice, tip, each,

team, rash, sage, ouch, edge, ray,

earn, any

4)Which of the following numbers is the odd one out and why?

16435934

51966

14600926

14613198

13286381

47838

11649182

48813

5)Two squares each 17cm by 17cm are drawn randomly inside a square measuring 1m by 1m.

The edges of the two smaller squares are both parallel and perpendicular to the edges of the large square.

What is the exact probability the two smaller squares overlap (or touch)?

6)Professor Uchiha, the self-proclaimed "Master of Mathology", has discovered a mathematical correlation with some of the figures of Roman mythology. Make the following equation correct by replacing each letter with a single digit from 1 to 9. Each letter can represent only one numeral, and each numeral can only be represented by one letter. There are no leading 0's! And there are two possible solutions.

SATURN + VENUS + CERES = VULCAN

7)Find meaning in the following:

Hand a hand a hand a hand and hand a hand a hand a hand.

8)If one is two, six is ten, and five is zero, what's seven?

9)What's the following mess mean?

X Go^Go^Go^Go^Go^Go --> Criminal/Evidence/Lower forelegs.

10)A word containing vowels is called vocalic. A trans-vocalic word contains all the vowels: a, e, i, o, u, in order. Be a bit abstemious and without providing any facetious answers, I challenge you to find the shortest trans-vocalic word in the English language.

1) I am 200% of a penny, 25% of a nickel, 118.4% of a dime, 111.4% of a quarter, and 10% of a half dollar. What am I and how did you arrive at that conclusion?

A: a nickel - Armax

2) What is the longest word to have ever graced the English language that consists only of vowels?

A: uoiauai (a Brazilian dialect) - devils mistress, second place: euouae (a medieval musical term) - mac

3) What's with the following group of words?

mount, right, left, roll, mote, lick,

lass, over, rate, aunt, rill, arch,

oral, ever, pine, rice, tip, each,

team, rash, sage, ouch, edge, ray,

earn, any

A: you can make a new word adding to each of them their corresponding of the alphabet for the first letter - Armax

4)Which of the following numbers is the odd one out and why?

16435934

51966

14600926

14613198

13286381

47838

11649182

48813

A: 11649182 (all of the other number make words in hex) - Armax

5)Two squares each 17cm by 17cm are drawn randomly inside a square measuring 1m by 1m.

The edges of the two smaller squares are both parallel and perpendicular to the edges of the large square.

What is the exact probability the two smaller squares overlap (or touch)?

A: .135 - d3k3

6)Professor Uchiha, the self-proclaimed "Master of Mathology", has discovered a mathematical correlation with some of the figures of Roman mythology. Make the following equation correct by replacing each letter with a single digit from 1 to 9. Each letter can represent only one numeral, and each numeral can only be represented by one letter. There are no leading 0's! And there are two possible solutions.

SATURN + VENUS + CERES = VULCAN

A: 514038 + 67805 + 27375 = 609218 or 529073 + 64305 + 14745 = 608123 - psychognat

7)Find meaning in the following:

Hand a hand a hand a hand and hand a hand a hand a hand.

Method: string 8 meanings of "hand" together to form a proper sentence

8)If one is two, six is ten, and five is zero, what's seven?

A: torow

9)What's the following mess mean?

X Go^Go^Go^Go^Go^Go --> Criminal/Evidence/Lower forelegs.

A: Don't go jumping to conclusions - Brandonb and Jay75 (close enough guys, you just ignored the X though )

10)A word containing vowels is called vocalic. A trans-vocalic word contains all the vowels: a, e, i, o, u, in order. Be a bit abstemious and without providing any facetious answers, I challenge you to find the shortest trans-vocalic word in the English language.

A: aerious (of the nature of air, airy)- d3k3, second place: caesious (a lavender color) - Armax

Edited by itachi-san

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Yeah, you're probably right. I can't get it myself, I think it's a figure of speech that I'm not familiar with.

forgone conclusion

This answer would make sense, since I am giving up on making sense of "the mess"

con+clue+shin = conclusion

Not sure how you get foregone from six gones though...

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#7 reminds me of something similar from my school daze:

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0.0717

Er, oops. What I meant to say was:

0.135

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There are a whole bunch of meanings for hand. Maybe these will help you solve the riddle

NOUNS

1. end part of wrist (we shook hands)

2. something resembling a hand (Clock hand)

3. used in reference to the power to direct (in her hands)

4. a person engaging in manual labor. (a field hand)

5. the set of cards dealt to a player in a card game (a hand of all aces)

6. a unit of measurement of a horse's height, equal to 4 inches (10.16 cm)

7. the feel of goods, especially textiles, when handled (fabrics with a softer hand)

VERBS

1. pick up and give (handed a glass)

2. hold the hand to help (handed him into seat)

3. Sailing, take in or furl [a sail] (hand in the main)

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#6

SATURN + VENUS + CERES = VULCAN

514038 + 67805 + 27375 = 609218

529073 + 64305 + 14745 = 608123

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There are a whole bunch of meanings for hand. Maybe these will help you solve the riddle

NOUNS

1. end part of wrist (we shook hands)

2. something resembling a hand (Clock hand)

3. used in reference to the power to direct (in her hands)

4. a person engaging in manual labor. (a field hand)

5. the set of cards dealt to a player in a card game (a hand of all aces)

6. a unit of measurement of a horse's height, equal to 4 inches (10.16 cm)

7. the feel of goods, especially textiles, when handled (fabrics with a softer hand)

VERBS

1. pick up and give (handed a glass)

2. hold the hand to help (handed him into seat)

3. Sailing, take in or furl [a sail] (hand in the main)

Also:

A round of applause

Having control/influence over (s/he had a hand in ....)

Handwriting

to give/take someone's hand in marriage

a handshake

a round of a card game (they played a hand...)

I can also think of innumerable other expressions with "hand" in them, but none that make sense as just "a hand."

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How about something like this ?

Jumping to Conclusions. If you read the "^" as "up" then it reads Go up, go up, etc...

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again, great job everyone! sorry, i forgot about this one for a while. numbers 7 and 8 are still unsolved though. 7 is one of my favorites too.

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I'll post answers to 7 and 8 tomorrow if still unsolved.

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7)Find meaning in the following:

Hand a hand a hand a hand and hand a hand a hand a hand.

4 people square dancing?

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4 people square dancing?

haha, nice 1! not the answer, but i love it anyway the answer just lies in stringing 8 different meanings of "hand" together to form a proper sentence (which can prove a bit challenging) that's the method, so i don't see much of a point in providing the answer too.

For #8:

If one is two, six is ten, and five is zero, what's seven?

A:torow (just a simple substitution)

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