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Farmer Jones has 20 hens, which he keeps in three coops in his chicken house. Over a three-week period, the hens in the three coops hatch a total of 30 eggs. One fine day, Farmer Jones buys a fourth coop, and ten new hens. How long will it take for the forty hens in the four coops to hatch the same number of eggs ?
A flock of one hundred sheep is happily grazing in a
field, when suddenly one of them realises that the farmer has forgotten to close
the gate. In a bold dash to freedom, he slips through the open gate, but
attempting to cross the highway, he is run over by a car and killed. How many
sheep are there left in the field ?
You have two saucepans, one holds 4 litres and the other 3. Using only these two receptacles, how can you measure exactly two litres of water ?
Seven friends get together and hold a foot race. The course is 1 kilometre long. All seven participate in the race. We know the following 4 things: - Joe came in third. - Andrew passed James just before the finish. - Hugh finished between Joe and Bertie. - Reggie was the third after Andrew to cross the finish line. In what position did Thomas finish ?