# January Mindbenders

## 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?

*Answer*

## 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?

*Answer*

## Matchstick Puzzles

Move four matches and remove one to leave 11 squares.

*Answer*

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

*Answer*

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