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fartcatcher

proper quiz

It took me about 3 days to do this as i am not good at maths. Or anything to do with logic really. Just remembering useless stuff.

1. What three letter word can be added to the following words to make new words?

           doctor  alien   fabric  consider

2.     If rm = 5, xk = 13, and jc = 7, what does sp equal?

3.      What do the following words have in common?

           Yarn    hurt    lone    army

           (the answer is not that they all have four letters)

4.      What number is missing from the sequence?

           3       7       13      27      53      _       213

5.      Ben has 4 dogs, 8 hamsters and 7 rabbits. How many horses does he have?


Pay attention at the back!

answers tomorrow
Fin

1  Ate

4  107
grunt

Ben doesn't have any horses, he fucking hates them.
grunt

4. 107
Fin

Sorry Grunt rather than type another post i just edited my first post

honestly Mick will back me up
Fin

3 Ryan Ruth Noel Mary

I have no idea
A biblical supergroup
grunt

Finbar wrote:
Sorry Grunt rather than type another post i just edited my first post

honestly Mick will back me up


Ah the McCann Defence. I think you got in there a split second before me anyway so I'll let it go this time. Well done  
Fin

You sir are a gentlman
fartcatcher

right with 1,3 and 4 Finbar.

3. is just anagrams of names - no other connection

Clacker - apply yourself
grunt

I know the horses answer. He has 4 cats and 8 goldfish.
fartcatcher

grunt wrote:
I know the horses answer. He has 4 cats and 8 goldfish.


correct!
Fin

Ben has 6 horses

h1 o2 r3 s4 e5 s6
grunt

Finbar wrote:
Ben has 6 horses

h1 o2 r3 s4 e5 s6


Suppose you answered that before me too  
Fin

Damn it's happened again
fartcatcher

Clacker wrote:
I am completely baffled.


Only No 2 left - Clacks

Just imagine that you're a codebreaker at Bletchley Park.
Fin

2 sp = 3
Forest

Clacker wrote:
Finbar wrote:
2 sp = 3


But how?

HOW, damn you???!!!!


Bugger I just worked it out. Its the spaces between the letters in the alphabet
Fin

I thought it was the number between the letters in the alphabet inclusive of one of the letters
Plastic Man

I think the answer to question number 2 is actually 2, based on the number of spaces between letters in the alphabet.
Forest

Are these from Mensa FC?
Fin

Clacker wrote:
*Spontaneously combusts*


have a pig
bearing

Plastic Man wrote:
I think the answer to question number 2 is actually 2, based on the number of spaces between letters in the alphabet.


No number 2 is 3

assign all the letters of the alphabet with numbers eg.

1-A 2-B and so on

RM=5  R-18 and M-13 subtract 13 from 18 and you get 5

so S-19 and P-16 subtract 16 from 19 which gives you 3

Piece of Piss
fartcatcher

Bearing's right

Clacker - back to the School for Scoundrels for you.

someone emailed these to me on Friday.
She emailed me another lot today which look even more difficult  

I'll give you all time to recover before posting them.
bearing

fartcatcher wrote:
Bearing's right

Clacker - back to the School for Scoundrels for you.

someone emailed these to me on Friday.
She emailed me another lot today which look even more difficult  

I'll give you all time to recover before posting them.


No, post them now!
Fin

bearing wrote:
Plastic Man wrote:
I think the answer to question number 2 is actually 2, based on the number of spaces between letters in the alphabet.


No number 2 is 3

assign all the letters of the alphabet with numbers eg.

1-A 2-B and so on

RM=5  R-18 and M-13 subtract 13 from 18 and you get 5

so S-19 and P-16 subtract 16 from 19 which gives you 3



Piece of Piss

wish i had thought of that

bearing

Finbar wrote:
bearing wrote:
Plastic Man wrote:
I think the answer to question number 2 is actually 2, based on the number of spaces between letters in the alphabet.


No number 2 is 3

assign all the letters of the alphabet with numbers eg.

1-A 2-B and so on

RM=5  R-18 and M-13 subtract 13 from 18 and you get 5

so S-19 and P-16 subtract 16 from 19 which gives you 3



Piece of Piss

wish i had thought of that



I'll PM you next time and you can take all the glory.  
fartcatcher

bearing wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
Bearing's right

Clacker - back to the School for Scoundrels for you.

someone emailed these to me on Friday.
She emailed me another lot today which look even more difficult  

I'll give you all time to recover before posting them.


No, post them now!


haven't worked the answers out yet t'b!
bearing

fartcatcher wrote:
bearing wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
Bearing's right

Clacker - back to the School for Scoundrels for you.

someone emailed these to me on Friday.
She emailed me another lot today which look even more difficult  

I'll give you all time to recover before posting them.


No, post them now!


haven't worked the answers out yet t'b!


Post them up and I'll work them out.  
Fin

bearing wrote:
Finbar wrote:
bearing wrote:
Plastic Man wrote:
I think the answer to question number 2 is actually 2, based on the number of spaces between letters in the alphabet.


No number 2 is 3

assign all the letters of the alphabet with numbers eg.

1-A 2-B and so on

RM=5  R-18 and M-13 subtract 13 from 18 and you get 5

so S-19 and P-16 subtract 16 from 19 which gives you 3



Piece of Piss

wish i had thought of that



I'll PM you next time and you can take all the glory.  

bearing

I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your door down!
Seal

What type of dogs does Ben have? Cos if they are terriers or suchlike he'll need to make sure they are kept away from the hamsters and rabbits.

Especially if the dogs are spooked by the horses.

Park Ranger Seal at your service.
bearing

*glares at the oiks at the back of class*

**buys FC an apple**
Pond Life

Ben is being investigated by the RSPCA.
Seal

Pig Life wrote:
Ben is being investigated by the RSPCA.


I know this one! Is the answer 5?
bearing

Seal wrote:
Pig Life wrote:
Ben is being investigated by the RSPCA.


I know this one! Is the answer 5?


No, I'm afraid not.
Seal

bearing wrote:
Seal wrote:
Pig Life wrote:
Ben is being investigated by the RSPCA.


I know this one! Is the answer 5?


No, I'm afraid not.





Shit! Thought I knew that one.
fartcatcher

to be continued....
fartcatcher

OK Here goes:

1. During half-time in the first match of the season at a certain football league ground
450 TEAS
500 COLAS
and
970 BOVRILS
were purchased.
Can you workout, how many COFFEES were purchased?  

2.      In a cricket match the average number of runs in the first 15 overs was two. After a further 15 overs the average rose to five.
What was the average runs scored in the last 15 overs only?

3.      Use the clues to find word pairs, the initials of the two words are given.
For example b & b – bruised, the answer would be black & blue.
What are the words?
C & R – Police and thieves
H & S – One’s entirety
S & R – Gains and losses

4.     Using only the numbers and signs given, create a sum where both sides are equal.
2,   3,   5,   7,   11,   12,   –,   x,   x,   /,   ( ),   ( ),  =  

5.      On each row place two letters that can be attached to the end of the given word to form a longer word. When completed the eight added letters will give another word reading downwards.
What is it?
SUE
GAZE
ARE
MEMO

6. Which four letter word can go before the following words to make new words

CARD    BOX     CODE    BAG     HASTE

7. Sally likes 225 but not 224;
She like 900 but doesn't like 800;
She like 144 but not 145;
Which does she like
1600 or 1700?


Goes off to try and work out answers before bearing
Tank Girl

3. cops and robbers
   heart and soul
   swings and roundabouts
Tank Girl

6. post
Tank Girl

5.   SUE DE
   GAZE BO
    ARE  NA
 MEMO  IR

debonair
Fin

2-   8  runs
grunt

Sally needs to get a life, unless she's autistic in which case I apologise for being insensitive, not that that would probably mean much to her cos she's autistic. Do I win?
grunt

590 COFFEES and 1400 FLAMING SAMBUCAS

Quite a remarkable occasion it was.
Seal

Sally likes 1600 cos she's really square.
fartcatcher

I think that's 2, 3, 5,6 and 7 right.

TG - very good on the word stuff so 300 points to you and 100 to everyone else.

Clacks - jury's out on No 1.

Where's bearing when you need him?
bearing

How come you post these when I'm out?
bearing

1 is 590 COFFEES
bearing

grunt wrote:
590 COFFEES and 1400 FLAMING SAMBUCAS

Quite a remarkable occasion it was.


Don't forget the 900 BURGERS

You're missing 2 FLAMING SAMBUCAS I believe grunt.
bearing

4. ((11x7)-5)/12=3x2

*applies to Countdown*
bearing

Clacker wrote:
bearing wrote:
1 is 590 COFFEES


I demand to see your workings out.


A=1
B=2
C=3
etc......

TEAS

T=20
E=5
A=1
S=19

Add all those up and you get: 45, multiplying that by 10 gives 450

COLAS

C=3
O=15
L=12
A=1
S=19

Add all those up and you get: 50, multiplying that by 10 gives 500

BOVRILS

B=2
O=15
V=22
R=18
I=9
L=12
S=19

Add all those up and you get: 97, multiplying that by 10 gives 970

So COFFEES is thus:

C=3
O=15
F=6
F=6
E=5
E=5
S=19

Add all those up and you get: 59, multiplying that by 10 gives the answer 590
Fin

bearing wrote:
Clacker wrote:
bearing wrote:
1 is 590 COFFEES


I demand to see your workings out.


A=1
B=2
C=3
etc......

TEAS

T=20
E=5
A=1
S=19

Add all those up and you get: 45, multiplying that by 10 gives 450

COLAS

C=3
O=15
L=12
A=1
S=19

Add all those up and you get: 50, multiplying that by 10 gives 500

BOVRILS

B=2
O=15
V=22
R=18
I=9
L=12
S=19

Add all those up and you get: 97, multiplying that by 10 gives 970

So COFFEES is thus:

C=3
O=15
F=6
F=6
E=5
E=5
S=19

Add all those up and you get: 59, multiplying that by 10 gives the answer 590


You promised to PM me the answer and let me bask yes bask in the glory

ps quality work
bearing

I'd just like to point out that Mr. Finbar PM'd me those workings out.

He da man!
bearing

Clacker wrote:
bearing wrote:
Clacker wrote:
bearing wrote:
1 is 590 COFFEES


I demand to see your workings out.


A=1
B=2
C=3
etc......


I understand the maths, BUT that doesn't mean 590 coffees "were purchased" does it?

I'll need to see receipts.


Those goalposts are concreted in so it's pointless trying to shift them.....
bearing

Not to tread on FC's toes but....

The safe below needs opening, X is the last button to be pressed, this button activates the release mechanism.  You need to find out which button is first in the sequence, each button you press can only be used once and every button must be pressed in sequence.

The number and letter corresponds to the number of jumps and in which direction.

So tell me which button is the first in the sequence.


Plastic Man

bearing wrote:

So tell me which button is the first in the sequence.




1 east (middle column, 2nd row from top)?

I'll have a tea, if there's one going.
bearing

Clacker wrote:
bearing wrote:
Those goalposts are concreted in so it's pointless trying to shift them.....


Tsk. You've demonstrated that you can complete the mathematical sequence, but I see no evidence of said coffees being purchased.

Fail.


Jealousy is an awful trait Clacks and a trait that is not becoming to you.
fartcatcher

thanks bearing. I'll impress them all at work now with my new found maths skills.  
bearing

Clacker wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
thanks bearing. I'll impress them all at work now with my new found maths skills.  


Get the coffees in will you, Farty.


He wants to know how many you want.
Grind

Clacker wrote:
How can you put together 8, 9 and 11 to make 10?

Will give/confirm answer tomorrow or Mon.


Add them together in base 28.

* Suspects it might be a little more isnteresting *
Grind

I'm thinking some sort of anagram, but can't be arsed to work it out.
Fin

Clacker wrote:
How can you put together 8, 9 and 11 to make 10?

Will give/confirm answer tomorrow or Mon.


do you add them together to make 28
then add 2&8 together to make 10
Grind

Put them in roman numerals and rotate/reflect the eleven to make a nine?

IX+reversed(XI)-VIII=IX+IX-VIII=X

Or something cleverer?
bearing

Grind wrote:
Clacker wrote:
How can you put together 8, 9 and 11 to make 10?

Will give/confirm answer tomorrow or Mon.


Add them together in base 28.

* Suspects it might be a little more isnteresting *




Great answer.
Grind

bearing wrote:
Grind wrote:
Clacker wrote:
How can you put together 8, 9 and 11 to make 10?

Will give/confirm answer tomorrow or Mon.


Add them together in base 28.

* Suspects it might be a little more isnteresting *




Great answer.


And, it has to be said, thoroughly correct.  
Grind

* rechecks autism score *
bearing

five letters in eight

four letters in nine

six letters in eleven

(6-4)x5 =10
Plastic Man

I'll have a 'p' please, Bob.
Seal

8-9+11=10

I've done it three times using a calculator and it's always 10.

Or am I missing something?
Grind

Seal wrote:
8-9+11=10

I've done it three times using a calculator and it's always 10.

Or am I missing something?


Where's the fun in that, eh?  

* He's right though *
bearing

Well to be fair we've come up with some great answers that are also correct, so well done everybody.
Plastic Man

Eight in Roman numerals is VIII, nine is IX and eleven is XI.

IXXIVIII is the name of a strip club in Athens who's name, when literally translated form Greek to English is, quite remarkably, TEN!!!
Seal

Grind wrote:
bearing wrote:
Grind wrote:
Clacker wrote:
How can you put together 8, 9 and 11 to make 10?

Will give/confirm answer tomorrow or Mon.


Add them together in base 28.

* Suspects it might be a little more isnteresting *




Great answer.


And, it has to be said, thoroughly correct.  


Well, sort of, although to make the question thoroughly correct you would need to have used symbols other than 10 and 11, a la hexadecimal. A two digit symbol implies a raise to the next power i.e. 10 base 28 is 28 decimal and 11 base 28 is 29 decimal.

Must get more sleep.
bearing

Excellent Clacks well done.
bearing

Clacker wrote:
bearing wrote:
Excellent Clacks well done.


That quiz was in the saturday Times.

I didn't get it either.


A true quiz master never admits his frailties.
Grind

How do you get flange out of Arctic, Gnu, Ten and Big-fat-elephant's-twat?
Grind

Clacker wrote:
Grind wrote:
How do you get flange out of Arctic, Gnu, Ten and Big-fat-elephant's-twat?


Ah, another Times quiz ...



Indeed.  

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