
A HANDFUL OF DOLLARS
Farmer Jones has 20 hens, which he keeps in three coops in his chicken house. Over a threeweek 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 ? FRIENDLY DASH 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 ?
