Mental Floss 100

 

 

 

 

The answer to last week’s challenge is Q: A building is being prepared for opening. People are decorating the building with 12 flags. At first they arrange the flags 4 to a side, as shown, but then they see that the flags can be arranged 5 to a side using only 12 flags. How?

A: As shown above.

This week’s lateral thinking challenge is …

Q: A man phoned his daughter to ask her to buy a few things he needed for a trip. He told her she would find enough dollar bills for the purchases in an envelope on his desk. She found the envelope with 98 written on it. In a store she bought $90 worth of things, but when it was time to pay she not only didn’t have $8 left over but she was short. By how much was she short of cash, and why?

 

We are pleased to announce that we have now locked in our next Six Thinking Hats public training session for Melbourne on July 26.

Registration details Here.

 

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

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About the Author

Frank Connolly is the Principal of “Think Quick”, a business that adds value through thinking differently. His work history covers all sectors and includes initiatives that have yielded bottom line benefit in the 10’s of millions of dollars.

Current clients range from Exxon-Mobil to Government Depts within Australia to Global NGO’s.

Much of his working life has been split between Australia, the South Pacific and Asia where he has trained and facilitated Lateral Thinking techniques, and been acknowledged by Edward de Bono as one of the foremost practitioners of the de Bono thinking methods worldwide.

Frank believes strongly that if we can improve the way we think, the actions that follow also improve.

Comments (1)

  1. DuLaneyShaw :

    Short by $4.
    As she approached the desk she was on the opposite side to which her father sat, when he wrote 86 on the envelope. She has read it upside down.

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