Archive for the ‘Brain Teasers’ Category

October Puzzle – Math is for Everyone!

October 24, 2010

[tweetmeme source=”LANSystems” only_single=false]The Postmaster is trying to save money by reducing the number of stamps needed to send letters.

Postage for an item can be anything from 1 dollar to 15 dollars and you must use exact postage.

The new requirement is that you can attach a maximum of three stamps.

There are only three different denominations of stamps.  What are they?

On a scale of effortless to diabolical, this rates use your math brain!

Send your answer to puzzle@lansystems.com.  All correct answers will be entered in our monthly drawing.

August 2010 Puzzle – This month a Riddle

August 9, 2010

This thing all things devours
Birds, beasts, trees, flower,

Gnaws iron, bites steel,
Grinds hard stones to meal,

Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down!

What is this thing?

On a scale of effortless to diabolical, this rates special literary knowledge!

Send your answer to puzzle@lansystems.com.  All correct answers will be entered

June Puzzle

June 11, 2010

The River Crossing

A farmer is on one shore of a river and has with him a fox, a chicken, and a sack of grain. He has a boat that fits him and one object. The fox will eat the chicken and the chicken will eat the grain if left together.

How can the farmer get all three possessions across the river safely?

(On a scale of effortless to diabolical, this rates an easy.)

Send your answer to puzzle@lansystems.com.  All correct answers will be entered in our monthly drawing.

May Puzzle

May 3, 2010

The Ball

How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you? It isn’t caught and returned by anyone, it doesn’t hit anything and there is nothing attached to it.

Send your answer to puzzle@lansystems.com.  All correct answers will be entered in our monthly drawing.

April Puzzle

April 2, 2010
 
Parent to the college student, “If you can solve this cryptarithm, you’ll get your wish!”   

    SEND
+ MORE
 MONEY
*Hint in the parent’s message.

Send your answer to puzzle@lansystems.com.  All correct answers will be entered in our monthly drawing.

March Puzzle

March 21, 2010
For our first puzzle, we’ll start with an easy one!
If:
2 + 3 = 10
7 + 2 = 63
6 + 5 = 66
8 + 4 = 96
Then:
9 + 7 = ??
Send your answer to puzzle@lansystems.com.  All correct answers will be entered in our monthly drawing.

Look for our new puzzle each month at: http://www.lansystems.com/Monthly_puzzle.html