Official Mensa® Challenge – September 2023

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1. Jim is four times as old as Jerry. In four years, Jerry will be half as old as Jim is now. Two years ago, Jim was seven times as old as Jerry. How old are they now?

2. Rearrange words below to form four male names.

     Rice     Dolly     Sinned     Anvil 

3. Find the six-digit number in which the first digit is one less than the second, the third digit is half the second, the fourth digit is three times the third and the last two digits are the sum of the fourth and fifth. The sum of all the digits is 24.

4. Each of the following words can be rearranged into a different means of transportation. Can you find them all?


5. Add a “P” to a word that means “propel by oars” to find  word for a part of a ship. Add an “R” to a word for a farm animal to find a bird.


1. Jim is 16; Jerry is 4 

2. Eric, Lloyd, Dennis Alvin 

3. 563910


5. row, prow     cow, crow

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