Brain Exercises – February 2

Rearrangements – (with apologies for some of the really strange phrases)

1.Rearrange the letters in the phrase FANCY GIRL SUE to spell something Sue might see in the sky.

  1. Rearrange the letters in the phrase OAT CRACKER to spell a dessert that sounds much better than an oat cracker.

  2. Rearrange the letters in the phrase WHY A FIFTH CIGAR to spell something that might last a very long time.

  3. Rearrange ONLY A LEOTARD to spell a windy place where people must find a safe place to shelter

  1. Rearrange A CACAO WHICH FIGS PITY (now that’s a really strange one!) to spell a scenic route upon which you might take a road trip and eat cacao.

  2. Rearrange the letters in the phrase CHICHI SEE RELIEF to spell a food that a hungry person like ChiChi would love to eat.

  3. Rearrange KOALA DIRT to spell a place where you might listen to banter, maybe even the banter of koalas

  4. Rearrange A WILDER SET to spell a ride some wild folks might take

  5. Rearrange PARKA WRESTLING to spell something you might drink after a rough bout.

  6. Rearrange CATLIKE NOSTRILS to spell something the author’s cats might see while that author is cooking.

Sequences –

  1. What number comes next in this sequence? 2,5,6,10,15,23,?

  2. What number is missing from this sequence? 4,7,12,??,28,39?

  3. What number is next? 8,12,24,60, ?

  4. What number is next? 0,2,8,18,?

  5. What number is next? 137, 126,117,108,99?

Answers for Rearrangements-

  1. Flying saucer Carrot cake            3. Highway traffic

4.Tornado alley                 5.Pacific Coast Highway      6.Chili Cheese Fries

7.Talk Radio               8. Water slide       9. Sparkling water     10.  Cast iron skillet

Answers for Sequences –

  1. 37 – Each number is the sum of the previous two numbers, minus 1

  2. Each number is a perfect square plus 3.

  3. 168 – Subtract 4, then multiply each number by 3 to give next number

  4. 32 – Square the numbers 0,1,2,3 and 4 and multiply by 2

  5. 81 – Subtract the sum of the individual numbers (1+3+7) in each number to get the next number (137 -11+ 126)