Rage-Inducing Puzzles #2

Welcome to Rage-Inducing Puzzles #2! This week, we will reveal the answers to RIP #1, and the first opportunity to earn RIP points! Last week’s RIP issue was worth 50 RIP points. Check the chart at the end of the answers for how you did.

  1. Since 0 is a multiplier, the answer must be 0 because anything multiplied by 0 is 0. 3 pts.
  2. Since X minus all letters is included in the puzzle, X-X is included also. X-X must be 0, so, using the same rule as before, the answer is 0. 5 pts.
  3. Place 3 marbles in one cup, 3 marbles in a second, and 4 marbles in the third. Then place the second cup in the third. Cup 1 has 3 marbles, Cup 2 has 3 marbles, and Cup 3 has 7 marbles. 5 pts.
  4. Place the five poker chips in a line. The first, second, third, and fourth are one line, the second, third, fourth and fifth is another. 5 pts.
  5. Place three poker chips in a stack. Then put the fourth to the right of it and the fifth below it. 5 pts.
  6. Take off its ear. You will be left with a bee (bear-ear=b). Therefore, you shrunk the bear! 6 pts.
  7. Twelve. Jan 2, Feb 2, Mar 2, April 2, May 2, June 2, July 2, Sep 2, Oct 2, Nov 2, Dec 2. 5 pts. (If you said 31,536,000 you get 3 pts because that is technically correct.)
  8. 888+88+8+8+8=1,000. 4 pts.
  9. 8 8/8 =9. 4 pts.
  10. If you managed to get this one, you deserve 8 points.

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Points and Rating Scale

  • 50 = That is… impressive.
  • 40-49 = Awesome job!
  • 30-39 = Good job.
  • 20-29 = Nice try!
  • 10-19 = Try to do better next time.
  • 1-9 = Remember to think outside the box.
  • 0-1 = No comment.

This Week’s Puzzles

  1. Add one line to make this equation true: 5+5+5=550.
  2. If 1=5, 2=10, 3=15, and 4=20, what does 5 equal?
  3. Evaluate on an upside-down calculator- 01/706006.
  4. 12-6           6-3.          8-? (Hint: Not 4.)
  5. Name the millionth digit of the decimal expansion of 1/7.
  6. Name the trillionth digit of the decimal expansion of 4/9.
  7. Name the 5,917,374,287,274,184th digit of the decimal expansion of 1/11.
  8. Take 721,236,285,384,374,596,263 marbles and put them in piles. Some rules- 1) The number of piles must be at least 3 2) The number of piles must be less than 4.
  9. Which number comes next- 1,4,7,11,15,19,21,?
  10. Which number comes next- 377,233,144,89,55,?
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Seth Casel

Seth is the author of Rage Inducing Puzzles, Hexudoku, and How To Square Anything. He currently takes math at the Upper School and, as his profile picture suggests, is very good at taking screenshots of virtual creatures. He enjoys reading, math, playing video games, playing chess, and coming up with more rage inducing puzzles!

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Seth Casel
Seth is the author of Rage Inducing Puzzles, Hexudoku, and How To Square Anything. He currently takes math at the Upper School and, as his profile picture suggests, is very good at taking screenshots of virtual creatures. He enjoys reading, math, playing video games, playing chess, and coming up with more rage inducing puzzles!
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