Monthly Brain Teaser Answers:

**October Answer:**

The tempting answer here is 24, but you’re wrong if that’s your final answer!

*The Answer:* The patch would reach half the size of the lake on day 47.

*Explanation:* With all the talk of doubling and halves, your brain jumps to the conclusion that to solve the problem of when the lily patch covers half the lake, all you have to do is divide the number of days it took to fill the lake (48) in half. It’s understandable but wrong.

The problem says that the patch DOUBLES in size every day, which means that on any day, the lily patch was half the size the day before. So if the patch reaches the entire size of the lake on the 48th day, it means the lily pad was half the size of the lake on day 47.

**September Answer:**

You can make the word ‘ten’ by removing the bottom matchstick and two side matchsticks from the first letter. The far right matchstick on the second letter and the top and bottom matchstick on the third letter.

**August Answer:**

**July Answer:**

June Answer:

If you look at the dots in the top row, you will see they are put into groups of 1,2,3,4 and so on.

May Answer:

His horse’s name is Monday.

March Answer:

Add a line to the plus to transform it to a 4:

February Answer:

Hint #1: Multiply diagonally

Hint #2: 15×4= 60 = 12×5

2×14 = 28 = 7×4

Answer: **42**

January Answer:

Take of the “s”

December Answer:

It spells “Mistletoe”:

November Answer:

The two orange circles are exactly the same size, even though the one on the left *seems* smaller. This size distortion can be caused by the size of the surrounding circles or by their distance to the center circle.

October Answer:

The person is a baseball player. The men are a catcher and an umpire.

September Answer:

Believe it or not, both shapes are perfect circles.

August Answer:

45

July Answer:

The two-word phase is: *Dirty Room*

June Answer:

Yellow

May Answer:

Street Corner

April Answer:

? = question MARK, so the note on the door reads “Question Mark Crimson. He broke your window.”

March Answer:

Older students have bigger feet and perform better at spelling bee contests.

February Answer:

If you look at to the tower from the above, the top layer is orange. So, the answer is definitely not C.

The second purple layer will not be seen from the above because it is the same size with the top layer.

And the third layer won’t be seen either because it is smaller size then the top two layers.

The fourth layer will be the next one that’s going to be seen from the above around the purple layer.

The last one is going to be the largest and and it is orange.

According to these, the answer is going to be – **A**

January Answer:

The reason the balloon floats up in the air is that the helium has a lower density, so when gravity pulls the denser air around down, the balloon gets pushed up. Similarly, when the car accelerates, the air around gets drawn to the back of the car, which makes the helium balloon go forward.

December Answer:

November Answer:

Split the resulting number “123” into 2 parts – 1 and 23. Those numbers will be 2 results. “1” will be result of “first number minus second number”. “23” will be result of “first number plus second number”.

The 2 numbers will be 12 and 11…

12 – 11 = 1

12 + 11 = 23

Write them together and you get 123.

So the answer is 12 + 11 = 123.

October Answer:

**5** – No matter what number you start with, the end number is always 5.

September Answer:

The bus is going left, assuming you’re in a country where you drive on the right side of the street. Otherwise, the answer is right.

August Answer:

If you guessed “F”, you are Correct!

Explanation:

The tank F will fill up first. D, E & G will never fill up because the input pipe for D is blocked. So C will start filling J. I will only start filling up if & when J fills up, before which L will start filling up. The water from L flows into pipes leading to F & H, but H won’t fill up because it’s input pipe is blocked. Therefore F tank will fill up first.

**2018:**

July Answer:

Look closely, cover the top half of the image and you’ll see July spelt out at the bottom…

June Answer:

87: Look at the image upside down and you’ll see the numbers follow an ordered pattern.

May Answer:

Most people immediately check the order of the numbers followed by the color sequence of the numbers, leaving the duplicate “the” easily overlooked.

April Answer:

There are 2 correct answers: 3+3=6 or 8-3=5

March Answer: A Teapot

February Answer: Could you identify the correct Apple? A recent survey showed less than 50% of those surveyed got it correct.

January Answer: The River is Frozen

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