1) What two numbers add up to 10, but when multiplied give 40?
2) A village has baskets, all of equal size. When the community harvests its grain, it finds that three baskets of wheat, two of barley and one of flax total 39 kilos. Two baskets of wheat, three of barley and one of flax total 34 kilos. One basket of wheat, two of barley and three of flax total 26 kilos. How many kilos does one basket of each grain weigh?
The answers to January’s puzzles were supplied in the January issue.
Here are the answers to this month’s puzzles:
1) 5 plus the square root of minus 15. And 5 minus the square root of minus 15.
2) Wheat weighs 37/4 kilos, barley 17/4 and flax 11/4.