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    Word Equations

    These equation teasers will give you a quick mental workout. You may not solve all of them the first time you look at them, but you might finish them after you think about them for a while.
    Each equation is comprised of initials that you must replace with words that will make them correct. For example, 26=L of the A, is 26=Letters of the Alphabet.

    Solve:

    1. 7=W. of the A.W.
    2. 1,001=A.N.
    3. 12=S. of the Z.
    4. 54=C. in a D. (with the J.)
    5. 9=P. in the S.S.
    6. 88=P.K.
    7. 13=S. on the A.F.
    8. 32=D. at which W.F.
    9. 18=H. on a G.C.
    10. 90=D. in a R.A.
    11. 9=J. of the S.C.
    12. 10=D in a T.N. ( including the A.C. )
    13. 7=D with S.W.
    14. 30=S. over T.
    15. 8=D. a W. ( in the B.S. )
    16. 15=M. on a D.M.C. ( hint: Yo Ho Ho!! )
    17. 4 + 20=B.B. in a P.
    18. 9=S. in T.-T.-T.
    19. 3=S. Y. O. at the O. B. G.
    20. 5=T. on a C. ( including the S. in the T. )
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    Re: Word Equations

    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">1001 Arabian Nights</span hide>
    3. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">12 Signs of the Zodiac</span hide>
    6. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">88 Piano Keys</span hide>
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    Re: Word Equations

    1] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">7 Wonders of the Ancient World</span hide>

    (It wouldn't be fair to do more as I ve seen these before...)

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    Re: Word Equations

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    1 Wonders of the ancient world
    2.Arabian Nights
    3.Signs of the zodiac
    5. Planets in the sloar system
    6. Piano keys
    7. Stripes on an American flag
    8. Degrees at which water freezes
    9. Holes on a golf course
    10. Degrees in a right angle
    13. Dwarves and snow white
    16. Men on a dead mans chest
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    4) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Cards in a Deck (with the Jokers)</span hide>
    11) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Justices of the Supreme Court</span hide>

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    17) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Black Birds in a Pie</span hide>
    19) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Strikes You're Out at the Old Ball Game</span hide>

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    Re: Word Equations

    WELL DONE ALL.... ALL ANSWERS ARE CORRECT!!!

    12, 14, 18 20 to go! (I'm impressed!!!)
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    Re: Word Equations

    18 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">9 squares in tic-tac-toe</span hide>
    20 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">5 tyres on a car (including the spare in the trunk)</span hide>

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    Re: Word Equations

    Spot on Tony! <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>
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    Re: Word Equations

    Number 12 is incorrect where I live.
    14. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">30 Seconds Over Tokyo</span hide>
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    Re: Word Equations

    12. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">10 digits in a telephone number (including the area code)</span hide>

    Agreed Rory - it is not correct for UK!
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    Re: Word Equations

    Rory and Steve. You answered correctly for the last 2 questions! Well done.

    As for #12; I'm sure that would be the case in many parts of the world. However, that was one of the questions in the puzzle I found, so I simply left it there.
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    Re: Word Equations

    And 8. is incorrect where I live. In Australia, <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">water freezes at 0

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    Re: Word Equations

    Hmmm...good point. Maybe the question should have been <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">32=D.F at which W.F </span hide>

    I'm surprised J.G = T.L.P didn't notice that!
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    Re: Word Equations

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> And thats only at SL - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Sea Level </span hide>
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