January Mindbenders

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Millennium Babies

There has been much in the media about the competition to give birth to the first baby of the year 2000.

However, there has not been so much mention of competition for the last baby of 1999.

Which was born first: the last baby of 1999, or the first baby of 2000?  About how long was the time between them?

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How Much Did They Spend?

Christmas has just passed, and shopping for presents has set people back quite a lot!

James spent only a third as much as Rachel.  If Rachel had spent £14 more, she would have spent twice as much as Hannah, who ended up spending two thirds of the amount William spent.

If each of them had spent 10 more, they would have spent an average of £95.75 between them.  How much did each of them spend?

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Matchstick Puzzles

Move four matches and remove one to leave 11 squares.

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Remove one match and move two to make these two squares into nine.

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