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Official Mensa® Challenge – May 2022

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1. Find a six-digit figure in which the first two digits are the product of the third and fourth digits, the first digit is double the second, the third digit is one less than the fourth, the last two digits are the sum of the third and fourth, the last digit is one less than the first and the fifth digit is two less than the last. The sum of all the digits is 23.

 

2. Samantha went shopping for a baby shower. At the first store, she bought party favors and spent half of what she had, plus $5. At the second store, she bought coffee, cream, and fancy sugar cubes, which cost one-fourth of what she had left, plus $10. At the last store, she bought fancy napkins and paper plates for one-half of what she had left, plus $5. She went home with $5. How much money did Samantha start out with?

 

3. Place the same three-letter word in each blank below to make four different words.

____GAIN

___RAGE

___GES

___TER

 

4. The names of three people are hidden in the sentence below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

I wanted to go to the movies, but my dad would not allow it.

 

5. Fill in the blanks to complete the familiar sayings below (each one contains a body part.)

K _ _ _    Y _ _ _    E _ _    O _   T _ _   B _ _ _

 

K _ _ _    Y _ _ _    S _ _ _ _ _ _ _    T_     T _ _   W _ _ _ _

 

D _ _ _    K _ _ _ _ _ _    U _ _ _ _



Answers

  1. 426,713
  2. $90 (1/2 of $90 = $45; $45 + $5 = $50, leaving $40; 1/4 of $40 = $10; $10 +$10 = $20, leaving $20; 1/2 of $20 = $10; $10 + $5 =$15, leaving $5)
  3. BAR (BARGAIN, BARRAGE, BARGES, BARTER)
  4. Ted, Ed, Al
  5. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL. KEEP YOUR SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL. DON’T KNUCKLE UNDER.