# June Mindbenders

## Racing from Behind

“I’ll race you to that signpost,” said Amy to
Michelle.

“OK,” says Michelle. “Ready …
Go!”

They both set off. As Amy reaches and grasps the post, Michelle is
ten paces behind it.

“I think I’m a bit fast for you,” says Amy when
Michelle gets to the post. “Let’s race back to where we
started. You start from here, and I’ll start ten paces
behind you.”

They run at the same speeds as they did last time. Who wins this
race?

*Answer*

## Siblings and Children

John has two siblings and three children. John’s oldest child
is a girl.

On the basis of this information, what is the probability that John has
at least one brother? And what is the probability that he has another
daughter besides the oldest?

*Answer*

## Matchstick Puzzles

Move six matches to make sixteen squares.

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Answer*

Starting with the same pattern, move four matches to leave five
squares.

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Answer*

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