## MindTrap Friday

MindTrap Friday’s are hit or miss. I suppose it all depends on how good the questions are, that’s what drives the interest factor. I have devised a mathematical calculation to represent my theory: G + Q = I. I suppose this will win me some sort of international math award. I’ll just have to put it on the shelf with all my other international math awards.

**Just Another Jaybird** was on fire last week, **answering all three questions correctly.** Jaybirds answers were: 1) The second hand. 2) The name of the ship and 3) 33.3

There were many contestants but only one winner, and that, to me, is impressive.

Congratulations JayBird, you are *Mitchieville’s Smarty Panted MindTrap Winners of the Week*. Oh the pride you must feel knowing that you squished your competition like bugs. The pride you must get knowing that your name is going to adorn the *Winners Wall* at City Hall. The internal pride you must feel every time you come to this site and see your name. You, Jay, are a winner!

Let’s see if Jay can repeat this week, let’s get into the questions:

1) Shadow purchased two cigars which, together, cost $1.10. One cigar cost one dollar more than the other. What were the individual prices of the two cigars?2) In Hawaii, if you drop a steel ball weighing five pounds from a height of 45 inches, will it fall more rapidly through water at 20 degrees fahrenheit or water at 40 degrees fahrenheit. Or will it make no difference?

3) A particular pumpkin weighs 3/4 of a kilogram plus 3/4 of a pumpkin. How much does this pumpkin weigh?

Did anyone else hear that? Maybe it’s just me.

I’m pretty sure I can answer two of those correctly. I don’t look at the answers until the following Friday, that’s just how I rock.

Good luck to all the players, new players are always welcome, of course.