# Mind Games

**Tricky Games . . . **

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On your travels you come to an old man on the side of the road holding three cards from a standard deck face down. Trying to make conversation you ask him what the three cards are.

He tells you, “To the left of the queen, are one or two jacks. To the right of the jack, are one or two jacks. To the right of the club, are one or two diamonds. To the left of the diamond, are one or two diamonds.” What are the three cards?

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**You have a basket containing ten apples. You have ten friends, who each desire an apple. You give each of your friends one apple.**

After a few minutes each of your friends has one apple each, yet there is an apple remaining in the basket.

How?

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5 pirates of different ages have a treasure of 100 gold coins. On their ship, they decide to split the coins using this scheme: The oldest pirate proposes how to share the coins, and ALL pirates (including the oldest) vote for or against it. If 50% or more of the pirates vote for it, then the coins will be shared that way. Otherwise, the pirate proposing the scheme will be thrown overboard, and the process is repeated with the pirates that remain.

As pirates tend to be a bloodthirsty bunch, if a pirate would get the same number of coins if he voted for or against a proposal, he will vote against so that the pirate who proposed the plan will be thrown overboard.

Assuming that all 5 pirates are intelligent, rational, greedy, and do not wish to die, (and are rather good at math for pirates) what will happen?

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**0)** What mathematical symbol can be put between 6 and 8, to get a number bigger than 6 and smaller than 8?

You can use any mathematical syol. For Ex +, -, *, /, ., \ Could be anything. Just think out of box.

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**0)** When asked about his birthday, a man said:

“The day before yesterday I was only 25 and next year I will turn 28.”

This is true only one day in a year – when was he born?

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**0)** What 5-digit number has the following features:

If we put the numeral 1 at the beginning, we get a number three times smaller than if we put the numeral 1 at the end of the number.

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**0)** How can you get the answer 24 by only using the numbers 8,8,3,3.

You can use the main signs add, subtract multiply and divide.