Question: A man goes to work taking a very long bus route, transferring to different buses many times. First, he gets on bus number 60, then bus number 12, then bus number 240, then bus number 48. Which two buses would he get on next?
Answer: Bus 960, then bus 192. The pattern is bus number times 20, then divided by 5.
Question: Can you find the missing number in the below series? 43, 8, 38, 9, 34, 11, _, 14
Answer: One series is 8, 9, 11, 14 (add 1, 2, 3) and the second series is 43, 38, 34, ? (subtract 5, 4 - next number to substract is 3). Correct answer is 31
Question: Jasmine has a toaster with two slots that toasts one side of each piece of bread at a time, and it takes one minute to do so.
If she wants to make 3 pieces of toast, what is the least amount of time she needs to toast them on both sides?
Answer: 3 minutes. She puts two pieces in the toaster, toasting one side of each. Then she flips one of them, takes one out, and puts the completely untoasted piece into the toaster. Finally, she takes out the toasted piece and puts the two half-toasted pieces of bread into the toaster for a minute and she's done.