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If two typists can type two pages in two minutes, how many typists will it take to type eighteen pages in six minutes?
At this moment in time, Ravi is 41 years old and his son is 20 years old.
How many years ago was Ravi 4 times as old as his son?
In a small herd of 12 cows, some are nine years old and some are eleven years old.
The total of their ages is 122.
How many cows are aged nine?
Mary can mow the lawn in 3 hours, it takes Micky 5 hours to mow the lawn.
If they work together, how long will it take them to do the job?
In a strange duel, two men starting at the same point are instructed to walk 12 paces in the opposite direction, then turn left and walk a further 5 paces. At this point what is the distance between them? (They have equal paces!)
All of the ODD numbers from 1 - 999 inclusive are added together.
What is their total?
A positive whole number less than 100 has:
remainder 2 when divided by 3,
remainder 3 when divided by 4,
remainder 4 when divide by 5.
What is the number?
+ + = 19
+ + = 21
+ + = 15
+ × = ?
Cats have 4 legs, beetles have 6 legs and spiders 8 legs.
I have three times as many cats as spiders.
I have four times as many beetles as spiders.
The number of legs add to 132.
How many of each do I have?
The area of the yellow is equal to the area of the red.
Find the missing length.