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Challenge #1 "The Magic triangle":
There are three cities all equal distance from each other. We will call then "Anywhere", "Between", and "Capital".
Now, a plane flies from Anywhere to Between in 80 minutes. It then flies from Between to Capital in 80 minutes. Then, it returns from Capital to Anywhere in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

If the plane flies at constant ground speed, please explain!

Challenge #2 "The Proof Reader Specials":
The three sentences below sound like they make sense, but there's something wrong with each one of them.

a) This book fills a badly needed gap in your education.
b) Don't go near the water until you've learned how to swim.
c) If you get this message, call me right away; otherwise, don't bother.

Read each sentence and tell what's the matter.

Challenge #3 "The Lady or the Tiger?":
You are presented with two doors. Behind one waits a lovely lady with a bag of gold. Behind the other crouches a hungry tiger. If you pick the right door, you get the lady with the gold. If you pick the wrong door, you get eaten.

There are signs on the doors, one of the signs is true and the other is false.
The sign on Room One reads:
IN THIS ROOM THERE IS A LADY AND IN THE OTHER ROOM THERE IS A TIGER.
The sign on Room Two reads:
IN ONE OF THESE ROOMS THERE IS A LADY, AND IN ONE OF THESE ROOMS THERE IS A TIGER.

With that information can you chose the door with the lady?

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