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1. Miles was peeling potatoes for the big Thanksgiving dinner. He can peel 2 every minute. After he had worked for 25 minutes, his wife, Prudence, realized that he would never finish all the potatoes in time for dinner, so she decided to help him. She is faster than Miles and can peel 3 potatoes every minute. They finished in time for dinner, and the two of them peeled exactly 400 potatoes. How much time did each person spend peeling potatoes?

2. HolidayBrainteasers! Each puzzle box "illustrates" a common word or phrase heard during the holiday season. Can you guess what it is? 1 2 3 4

3. The kitchen staff was arranging baskets of fruit on the tables. Four baskets contained a total of 84 delicious, juicy Florida oranges. The fifth basket contained 4 fewer oranges than the mean of the five baskets. How many oranges were in the fifth basket?

4. Adam, Becky, Carl, Danielle, Emma and Frank were all given record tokens for Christmas. They went to the music shop and between them bought CD albums by Louise, All Saints, Robbie Williams, Boyzone, Mozart and Billie.Can you tell from the following clues who bought what?1. Adam chose a CD by a solo girl singer.2. Becky hates pop music but got an album she wanted.3. Carl chose a solo singer.4. Danielle chose a girl singer, but not Louise.5. Emma and Frank both chose CDs by groups.6. Frank chose All Saints. Adam, Becky, Carl, Danielle, Emma and Frank were all given record tokens for Christmas. They went to the music shop and between them bought CD albums by Louise, All Saints, Robbie Williams, Boyzone, Mozart and Billie.Can you tell from the following clues who bought what?1. Adam chose a CD by a solo girl singer.2. Becky hates pop music but got an album she wanted.3. Carl chose a solo singer.4. Danielle chose a girl singer, but not Louise.5. Emma and Frank both chose CDs by groups.6. Frank chose All Saints.

5. The Peace Family are sitting at a round table ready to enjoy their Christmas dinner. CLARE is two along from ERIC, who is sitting next to DAVID.OLIVER is also sitting two along from ERIC.Next to OLIVER is TANYA.CLARE has TANYA on one side and STEPHEN on the other.Where is everyone sitting?

6. Tree Cutter's Dilemma A tree-cutter has been asked to collect all nine trees, but only by walking in FOUR straight lines. Make a sketch of the trees and use a pencil to trace the tree-cutter's route. You need to join all the trees with four straight lines without lifting your pencil. Your lines must pass through each tree once.

7. What is the probability of finding two four-leaf clovers in a patch with 200 clovers?