Puzzles and brainteasers assignmentPresentation Transcript
Puzzles and Brain Teasers
By; Rebecca Clark
Puzzle 1; “The London Scholar”
This is a word puzzle, or riddle, which is most effective
when used verbally. It goes as follows;
“As I was crossing London Bridge, I
met a London scholar. He took out
his pen, an’ drew his name- what
was the London scholar’s name?”
“The London Scholar” Solution
The solution to this puzzle lies in the listeners ability
to relate or change words, i.e. to think outside the
immediate parameter of the riddle.
In this case, the scholar’s name is Andrew;
“He took out his pen, ANDREW his name…”
Listeners may reach this solution by allowing themselves to
analyse the problem in a more abstract way, and looking for
a solution which may not be immediately obvious.
Puzzle 2; “How Many Triangles?”
The aim of this puzzle is to find as many triangles as
possible within the larger triangle. The quicker you
finish the puzzle, the better!
triangles can YOU
“How Many Triangles” Solution
This puzzle relies on speed and the ability of the player
to break down the image into a series of smaller
images. The larger the number of triangles, the harder
the puzzle becomes.
In this case, there are 30different triangles to
depict 20 of the
Puzzle 3; “Which Word Fits?”
In this puzzle, the player must choose which word best
fits into the space left in the sequence.
“The word sequence is: Bloat
Of the following words, which should fill the space
Animal, Piranha, Anaconda, Pizzeria.”
“Which Word Fits?” Solution
The solution to this puzzle has nothing to do with relating
the words; instead, the solution is found in the positioning
of the words.
The correct answer, in this case, is ANACONDA.
This is because, when arranged in the correct order, the
words spell out BRAIN and TEASE.