Get up. Go outdoors. I plan to -- you should, too. This week will stay chilly and turn rainy, so I don't intend to waste a sunny day.
Oh, here's a puzzle: My back yard is infested by Northern Creeper. Every day, it doubles the area it covers. If it can cover my whole yard in 48 days, how long would it take to cover half my yard?
If a rake and a bag to pick all the creeper vines up and throw them away would have totaled $1.10 back in 1924 when Roseholme Cottage was built, and the rake cost a dollar more than the bag, what price was the bag?
If it takes five rake-making machines five minutes to produce five rakes, how long would it take 100 rake-making machines to make 100 rakes?
Get all three right and you're Sherlock Holmes. I managed two off-the-cuff and vaporlocked on one; had to take it step-by-step to see where I went off the rails.
4 months ago