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8723, 3872, 2387, ? 1, 4, 9, 18, 35, ? 23, 45, 89, 177, ? 7, 5, 8, 4, 9, 3, ? 11, 19, 14, 22, 17, 25, ? 3, 8, 15, 24, 35, ? 2, 4, 5, 10, 12, 24, 27, ?

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1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 18, ? 99, 92, 86, 81, 77, ? 0, 4, 2, 6, 4, 8, ? 1, 2, 2, 4, 8, 11, 33, ? 1, 2, 6, 24, 120, ? 1, 2, 3, 6, 11, 20, 37, ? 5, 7, 12, 19, 31, 50, ?

# 27, 82, 41, 124, 62, 31, 94, 47, 142, 71, 214, 107, ? # 126, 63, 190, 95, 286, 143, 430, 215, 646, 323, 970, ? # 4, 7, 15, 29, 59, 117, ? # 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 4, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 5, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 4, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 5, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 4, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 5, ? # 4, 4, 341, 6, 4, 4, 6, 6, 4, 4, 6, 10, 4, 4, 14, 6, 4, 4, 6, 6, 4, 4, 6, 22, 4, 4, 9, 6, ? Using the numerals 1, 9, 9 and 6, mathematical symbols +, -, x, :, root and brackets create the following numbers: 29, 32, 35, 38, 70, 73, 76, 77, 100 and 1000. All the numerals must be used in the given order (each just once) and without turning upside down. What mathematical symbol can be placed between 5 and 9, to get a number greater than 5 and smaller than 9? Using four sevens (7) and a one (1) create the number 100. Except the five numerals you can use the usual mathematical operations (+, -, x, , root and brackets (). This is definitely one of the harder number puzzles on this site. A teacher says: I'm thinking of two natural numbers greater than 1. Try to guess what they are. The first student knows their product and the other one knows their sum. First: I do not know the sum. ; Second: I knew that. The sum is less than 14. First: I knew that. However, now I know the numbers.; Second: And so do I. What were the n Chicken Crossing A man has to get a fox, a chicken, and a sack of corn across a river. He has a rowboat, and it can only carry him and one other thing. If the fox and the chicken are left together, the fox will eat the chicken. If the chicken and the corn is left together, the chicken will eat the corn. How does the man do it?

1. I suppose I should start by saying hello. 23 5 12 3 15 13 ? 2. Something you can see on a calculator by pressing 5 buttons: 3 5 2 9 4 1 1 ? 3. Timing is everything. 100 365 24 60 ? 4. My primary objective is cumulative multiplication. I know, it's an odd objective. 3 10 21 44 65 102 ? 5. Timing, as I mentioned, is everything, & this is true every day of the week.6 6 7 986? 6. Sometimes numbers are no more than they appear to be.3 3 5 4 4 3 5 5 4 ? 7. Have I mentioned how important timing is?7 8 5 5 3 4 4 6 9 7 8 ? 8. Sometimes numbers involve circular logic. Or is it backward logic, or even both? 5629514? 9. At this point, I'm afraid you will accuse me of being fractious. 5 6 7 8 8 8 8 8 ? 10. Alright, I admit it. I am being fractious!2 15 13 12 12 11 11 ? 11. Looking back on it, this series makes perfect sense.8 65 293 4472 80291 ? 12. If you have double vision, sometimes things appear unbalanced.31 53 97 275 451 ? 13. Occasionally things are presented to us in an unusual, yet completely logical order. 2 5 12 23 30 17 8 ? 14. If you have a sixth sense, it may help you to solve this last puzzle: 6 396 2376

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