Mental Floss 170

The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Fourteen of the kids in the class are girls. Eight of the kids wear blue shirts. Two of the kids are neither girls or wear a blue shirt. If five of the kids are girls who wear blue shirts, how many kids are in the class?

A: 19.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: Forrest left home running. He ran a ways and then turned left, ran the same distance and turned left again, ran the same distance and turned left again. When he got home, there were two masked men. Who were they?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

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Have an excellent weekend …

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