Results for - It's the middle of a pandemic winter. We can keep physically active but what about keeping mentally active? Here is the next instalment of the keep brain fit program.

2,338 voters participated in this survey

How to we keep mentally and intellectually fit in a pandemic in winter and government imposed lock downs? Some of us are avid readers and some not. Some study online but that doesn't work for everyone. Here are some quick mental stretch exercises that will keep you occupied for awhile and if you enjoy them I can give you more.

1. A farmer has 19 sheep on his land. One day, a big storm hits and all but seven run away. How many sheep does the farmer have left?

Overall

7

Most Popular Answer

55%
1,267 votes

2. Your sock drawer only contains 18 white socks and 18 blue socks. How many times do you need to reach inside the drawer and take out a sock to guarantee a matching pair?

Overall

3

Most Popular Answer

21%
474 votes

3. You planted sunflower seeds in your back garden. Every day, the number of flowers doubles. If it takes 52 days for the flowers to fill the garden, how many days would it take for them to fill half the garden?

Overall

51

Most Popular Answer

22%
504 votes

4. ) Using only addition, how can you use eight eights to get the number 1,000?

Overall

888+88+8+8+8

Most Popular Answer

5%
108 votes

5. When Ashley was 15, her mother was 37. Now, her mother is twice her age. How old is Ashley?

Overall

22

Most Popular Answer

22%
511 votes

6. Here are the answers. Which one(s) did you get right?

Seven. The riddle says all but seven run away, meaning there are seven left who didn't.
68%
1,555 votes
Three times. On the third time, you'll get either a white or a blue sock to match with one of the other two you've already grabbed
32%
731 votes
) It would take 51 days. If the number of flowers doubles every day, half the garden would be full the day before, on the 51st day.
33%
752 votes
888 +88 +8 +8 +8
19%
445 votes
Ashley is 22. Her mother is 22 years older, so when Ashley is 22, she's now half her mother's age.
38%
877 votes
Are these too easy and would you prefer more of a challenge? Please comment below.
  • More of a challenge
  • For number 2 it depends how you keep your socks. I'd only have to reach in once as my socks are kept in pairs
  • hard
01/29/2022 Health & Fitness 2338 61 By: DavKar
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