## Brain teasers: Guess the sentence

The aim is to find out what the equations mean.

Instructions

Each question below contains the initials of words that will give the meaning to the sentence/statement/phrase. Find the missing words.

For example, if 16 = O in a P, what does it mean?

Answer: Sixteen ounces in a pound

Here are a number of puzzles to eat your head. Have fun solving them.

1. 26 = L of the A

2. 7 = W of the A W

3. 1001 = A N

4. 12 = S of the Z

5. 54 = C in a D (with the J)

6. 9 = P in the S S

7. 88 = P K

8. 32 D F at which W F

9. 18 = H on a G C

10. 90 = D in a R A

11. 3 = B M (S H T R)

12. 4 = Q in a G

13. 24 = H in a D

14. 1 = W on a U

15. 4 = D on a P C

16. 11 = P in a C T

17. 1000 = W that a P is W

18. 29 = D in F in a L Y

19. 64 = S on a C B

20. 40 = D and N of the G F

ANSWERS

1. Twenty six Letters of the Alphabet

2. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

3. One Thousand and one Arabian Nights

4. Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

5. Fifty four Cards in a Deck with the two Jokers

6. Nine Planets in the Solar System

7. Piano Keys

8. Thirty two Degrees Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes

9. Eighteen Holes on a Golf Course

10. Ninety Degrees in a Right Angle

11. Three Blind Mice (See How They Run)

12. Four Quarts in a Gallon

13. Twenty four Hours in a Day

14. One Wheel on a Unicycle

15. Four Doors on a Police Car

16. Eleven Players in a Cricket Team

17. One Thousand Words that a Picture is Worth

18. Twenty Nine Days in February in a Leap Year

19. Sixty Four Squares on a Chess Board

20. Forty Days and Nights of the Great Flood

One plus one equals 11

Is 1 + 1 = 11?

Impossible you say, but here’s how to turn the impossible into possible.

We know that

-22 = -22

or, 4-26 = 121-143

or, (2)2 –2 x 2 x 13/2 = (11)2 2 x 11 x 13/2

Now, adding (13/2) 2 on both sides,

(2) 2 – 2 x 2 x 13/2 + (13/2) 2 = (11) 2 – 2 x 11 x 13/2 + (13/2) 2

or, (2-13/2) 2 = (11-13/2)2

Taking square roots on both sides,

2-13/2= 11-13/2

or, 2 = 11

Therefore, 1+1 = 11

QED, no?

— Submitted by Bidish Pudasaini, Class IX, Triyog High School, Kathmandu.