# More Tom Puzzles. Day 3

Uncle Tom, in association with ‘Time on our hands entertainments,’ and ‘Still not smoking productions,’ presents Uncle Tom’s World of Puzzles uzzles uzzles, eh eh eh.

Here they be, tricky blighters them all. Can you write your guesses as spoliers, so that people can guess away without being prompted. Here is an example:

Terrorists my dimpled ass!

1. Rearrange the letters in these words to form occupations: a) stinted b) ferrari c) laminar d) hectare e) casters f) terrace g) resigned h) creditor i) roasting
1. Which three numbers give the same result when they are added as when they are multiplied?

2. Among a small group of friends, Jane is older than the redhead, but younger than the hairdresser. Judy is younger than the blonde, while Jennifer is older than the brunette. The typist is the receptionist’s younger sister.
Can you give the hair colouring and profession of each girl in order of age?

3. A trader went to 3 markets. At the first he doubled his money and spent 30 pounds. At the second he trebled his money and spent 54 pounds. At the third market he increased his money fourfold and spent 72 pounds. As a result of all this he had 48 pounds left. How much money did he have to start with?

4. Can you turn the word head into the word tail by changing just one letter each time, and forming a new valid 4 letter word each time? Using the same method can you turn pig into sty in five moves?

5. Which three numbers between 1 and 9 come one after the other and give a product of 336?

6. How can you take one from nineteen and leave twenty?

7. Could it be possible for your gandfather to be just two years older than your father?

And for Matthew…

1. Peter Parker is also know as Spider___?
2. Count to ten.

2: [spoiler]Question was a bit vague, did you mean this ?
0+0+0=0 000=0
∞+∞+∞=∞ ∞∞=∞
I reckon there might be another between 2 and 3 where x^3=3x but I can’t be arsed to work it out.

Or did you mean this?
1+2+3=6 123=6[/spoiler]8: Yes, if it’s your maternal grandfather

And for Matthew…

1. Peter Parker is also know as Spider___?

Tom Hill[/spoiler]2) Count to ten.[spoiler]Thursday

1. Rear range these rustling tether sow dote from captions: coated) tins b) refract ri) animal r) heed care) tress cafe) race trig) reed shin) decor a) trot rising

Matthew got all the tough ones correct, but stumbled over the easy ones. Isn’t that just always the way!

The good doctor seems to have been raiding the cabinet again. I remember him saying…
'Once, just once, I’d like to be able to land someplace and say “Behold, I am the Archangel Gabriel.”

2 also:1.73205081+1.73205081+1.73205081=5.19615244
1.732050811.732050811.73205081=5.19615244
1.73205081=√3 if that helps

[quote=“Big Fluffy Matthew”]2 also:1.73205081+1.73205081+1.73205081=5.19615244
1.732050811.732050811.73205081=5.19615244
1.73205081=√3 if that helps

1.73205081 X 1.73205081 = 3.00000000842166
3.00000000842166 X 1.73205081 = 5.19615244458674

That little bit at the end there is the problem with your very impressive attempt…

Also, I make 1.73205081 + 1.73295981 + 1.73205081 = 5.19615243

try using more digits for √3 then. I used 8 decimal places for √3 and the answers were the same to 7 decimal places.
If you only use 8 decimal places for √3 the result won’t be correct beyond that.

for example, using windows calculator √3=1.7320508075688772935274463415059
^3=5.1961524227066318805823390245176
*3=5.1961524227066318805823390245176

Is that close enough now ?

[quote=“Big Fluffy Matthew”]try using more digits for √3 then. I used 8 decimal places for √3 and the answers were the same to 7 decimal places.
If you only use 8 decimal places for √3 the result won’t be correct beyond that.

for example, using windows calculator √3=1.7320508075688772935274463415059
^3=5.1961524227066318805823390245176
*3=5.1961524227066318805823390245176

Is that close enough now ?[/quote]

Close enough, but not right.

Would you like to suggest a more suitable way to re-write question two?

How about, ‘Which three different digits, when either added together, or multiplied together give the same result?’

I’m sorry my puzzles aren’t good enough for you Matthew.

1:a) End tits b) If rarer c) Liar man d) Cheater e) Sac rest f) Reacter g) Ed singer h) Cot drier i) A stingor

Just say I’m right, it’s simpler in the end.

[quote=“Big Fluffy Matthew”]1:a) End tits b) If rarer c) Liar man d) Cheater e) Sac rest f) Reacter g) Ed singer h) Cot drier i) A stingor

Just say I’m right, it’s simpler in the end.[/quote]

Matthew, you are priceless. An utter tool, but priceless! Come here for a hug.

1. a) dentist b) farrier c) railman d) teacher e) actress f) caterer g) designer h) director i) organist

2. 1, 2, and 3

3. Jennifer Blonde Hairdresser, Jane Brunette Receptionist, Judy Redhead Typist

4. [spoiler]mo = original money

4(3(2mo - 30) - 54) -72 = 48
4(6mo - 60 - 54) - 72 = 48
24mo - 240 -216 - 72 = 48
24mo - 528 = 48
24mo = 576
mo = 24 pounds[/spoiler]

1. Uh. . . .

2. [spoiler]336 = 8 X 2 X 3 X 7

So 6 X 7 X 8 = 336[/spoiler]

1. I don’t get this one.

2. Yes, if my grandfather were my mother’s father.

I just checked, and railman is not in any dictionary that I looked in, so I guess I got that one wrong. I wonder what else I got wrong, other than 5 and 7, which I got wrong by not answering.

You know, a person could settle for being a laminar. It’s an honest living, just laminating all day long.

I know, it’s liarman! An ancient profession!

Or lairman, guy who drives critters or people out of their lairs, or lies in wait in his own.

Rialman, guy who exchanges Iranian currency.

Milanar, guy who translates documents from and into Milanese.

And of course this combination of letters lends itself fairly easily to an X-rated solution.

Okay, I give. Calfrope. Uncle.

Head to tail: head, heed, herd, hard, hand, land, laid, paid, pail, tail.
Pig to sty: Pig, big, bag, bay, say, sty. (You said five moves so I didn’t count pig as a move.)

Nice work Charlie Jack and Big John. CJ, check Big John’s answers for number 5. I guess they are an English thing.

My apologies for the railman confusion. There was some mix up between railman, mailman, and lots of beers.

Number 7 never got answered in all the excitement.

[quote=“TomHill”]CJ, check Big John’s answers for number 5. I guess they are an English thing.[/quote] I don’t think it’s necessarily an English thing; I think I’m just dumb about some things. I’ll take a look at Big John’s post.

[quote=“TomHill”]My apologies for the railman confusion.[/quote] For all I know “railman” may well be an “official” word. Online versions of current dictionaries may be abridged. “Railman” gets about 84,500 hits on Google, so maybe a larger dictionary would have it.

Edit: Okay, is this how you do No. 5?

[spoiler]head heal teal tell tall tail

pig jig jog joy soy sty[/spoiler]

Edit 2: And I guess this is the answer to No. 7:

If 19 is represented by the Roman numeral XIX, and you take the I away, you have XX.

Dear me, TomHill, Sudoku pad run out?