I am reading a fascinating book, The Playful Brain that explains the surprising science of how puzzles improve your mind. It was written by Richard Restak, M.D. and Scott Kim.
Over the next week, I will be posting fun puzzles to try to solve. Tomorrow will have the answers to these puzzles.
1. This puzzle exercises your ability to think about numbers and arithmetic
Put the digits 0-9 in the ten square boxes to make a correct sum. Three numbers have already been placed for you.
____ 8 9
+ ____ 4 ____
____ ____ ____ ____
Arrange the other numbers; 1,5,6,0,2,7 and 3 on the other 7 lines to make a correct sum.
This puzzle challenges you to arrange objects in space according to rules.
Draw 3 straight lines to separate the seven pigs (x's) into seven separate pens.
3. This puzzle exercises your ability to think about numbers and arithmetic.
Jack just rolled three dice. When you multiply7 the three top numbers together, you get a result that is twice as large as when you add the three numbers together. What three numbers did Jack roll? There is more than one correct answer.