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Official Mensa® Challenge – February 2024

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1. There are two common 8-letter words that can be made from the following letters.

     R S R T N A E I

2. Can you go from WARM to HEAT in eight steps, changing one
letter at a time, making a common English word at each step? 

WARM → ___ ___ ___ ___ → ___ ___ ___ ___ → ___ ___ ___ ___ → ___ ___ ___ ___ → ___ ___ ___ ___ → ___ ___ ___ ___ → ___ ___ ___ ___ → HEAT

3. There was a fierce rivalry between two golf players at the club. Mr. A was so sure of himself that he offered to play a round with Mr. B. He was so sure of himself, in fact, he agreed to pay $7 if Mr. B won, but collect only $4 if Mr. B lost. At the end of the several rounds, to his horror, Mr. A was off $16. However, they continued to play a round every day, and at the end of the same number of rounds as they had played before, Mr. A , to his glee, had won as many rounds as he had lost before, but he still lost $5 in the second set of rounds. How many rounds of golf, total, had they played?

4. A signpost is numbered as follows: 

     NEW YORK        100 miles
     BUFFALO    150 miles
     SYRACUSE     150 miles
     LOS ANGELES    200 miles 

     Using the same system of logic, how far away would ROME be?

5. You have an equal number of nickels, dimes, and quarters in your possession. You have a total of $2.40. How many of each coin do you have?



2. WARM, HARM, HART, HARE, HERE, HERD, HEED, HEAD, HEAT (There may be others.)

3. They played 14 rounds. Mr. A. won 3 and lost 4 in the first set and won 4 and lost 3 in the second.

4. 50 miles. The signpost maker was giving each syllable 50 miles.

5. 6 of each

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