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1. Runs all day, but never walks, Often murmurs, but never talks; It has a bed, but never sleeps; It has a mouth but never eats. What is it?

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2. What grows bigger the more you take out of it? ______________________________________

3. How many times can you subtract the number 2 from the number 50? ____________________

4. Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit have six children who are boy rabbits. Each boy rabbit has two sisters. How many children are in the Rabbit family?

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5. Every morning, Mr. Finster takes 3 minutes to boil an egg for his breakfast. One day, two friends join him for breakfast. How long will it take him to boil three eggs? _________________

6. Not far outside the town of Pottsville, a railroad track runs through a tunnel in a hillside. There is only one track, and the tunnel is wide enough for only one train. But one day, two trains went into the tunnel from opposite directions. Each train entered the tunnel at exactly 8 o'clock. Three minutes later each train came out at the opposite end of the tunnel. Yet there was no collision! How was that possible?

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7. A bus driver was going down a street. He went right past a stop sign without stopping. He turned left where there was a "No Left Turn" sign. Then he went the wrong way on a one-way street. And yet he didn't break a single traffic law. Why not?

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8. If five horses can eat five bags of oats in five minutes, how long will it take 100 horses to eat 100 bags of oats? ________________________________________________________________

9. Two mothers and two daughters decided to go shopping. They found that they had \$27 in \$1 bills. They divided up the money evenly, without making any of the dollars into change so they each had exactly the same amount. How was that possible?

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10. It was the first day of school. The teacher had several new students in the class. She asked all the children to write their names and their date of birth for her. The first two names she looked at were those of girls. She saw that they both had the same last name. They also had the same birthday. "Will Jane and June Campbell please stand?" asked the teacher. Two girls stood up, and the teacher saw that they looked just alike. "Oh, you're twins," she said. One of the girls shook her head. "No," she said. "We're sisters, but we're not twins." How could they be sisters and be the same age, but not be twins?

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