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Fill in the sequence: 10 10 22 9 24 8 26 ?
7 Explanation: There are two series - 20, 22, 24, 26 and 10, 9, 8, 7.

I am a six letter word. Subtract one letter and twelve will remain. Who am I?

I am a six letter word. I always follow you in light, but I disappear at night as I am afraid of darkness. Who am I?

A ladder hangs over the side of a ship anchored in a port. The bottom rung touches the water. The distance between rungs is 20 cm and the length of the ladder is 180 cm. The tide is rising at the rate of 15 cm each hour. When will the water reach the seventh rung from the top?
If the tide is raising water, then it is raising the ship on water, too. So water will reach still the first rung.

What is it that's always coming but never arrives?

Fill in the sequence: 1 5 9 15 ?
21 Explanation: Position of the vowels a e i o u.

I am a 7 letter word. I become longer when my third letter is removed. Who am I?

I am heavy and have an odd shape. You drop me when you need me and pick me up when you don't need me. Who am I?
Ship anchor

I am clean when I look black and dirty when I look white. Who am I?

Tim came second in Math. When his mother asked him how much he had scored, he answered that he got the sum of the first 9 even numbers. His mother immediately worked out the answer. How much had he scored in Math?
90 Explanation: Sum = (n x n) + n Hence, 9 x 9 = 81 + 9 = 90

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