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# Alphabet Soup

Jeremy sat down at the table, and prepared to eat his alphabet soup for brunch. Before putting anything in his mouth, Jeremy took out all of the letters in the bowl, and separated them into groups on his napkin. After counting them, he realized that there were:

3- I, K, V, X, and Z's.

6- A, D, F, L, and R's.

7- B, C, M, N, P, Q, S, T, U, W, and Y's.

8- E, G, H, J, and O's

Jeremy went ahead and ate 4 of the letters, all 4 of them were vowels. Then he fed 2 consonants to his dog. Then he picked out the letters in his name, from the napkin, and spelled his name further down from the rest of the letters: JEREMY

After that, he recounted the letters from the soup, before putting them all back in the bowl. He did not put his spelled name back in the bowl. There were:

2- I's.

3- K, V, X and Z's.

4- E's.

5- R's.

6- A, D, F, Q, L, Y, B and M's.

7- C, J, N, O, P, S, T, U, and W's.

8- G and H's.

QUESTION: Which 4 vowels did Jeremy eat, and which 2 consonants did he feed his dog?

3- I, K, V, X, and Z's.

6- A, D, F, L, and R's.

7- B, C, M, N, P, Q, S, T, U, W, and Y's.

8- E, G, H, J, and O's

Jeremy went ahead and ate 4 of the letters, all 4 of them were vowels. Then he fed 2 consonants to his dog. Then he picked out the letters in his name, from the napkin, and spelled his name further down from the rest of the letters: JEREMY

After that, he recounted the letters from the soup, before putting them all back in the bowl. He did not put his spelled name back in the bowl. There were:

2- I's.

3- K, V, X and Z's.

4- E's.

5- R's.

6- A, D, F, Q, L, Y, B and M's.

7- C, J, N, O, P, S, T, U, and W's.

8- G and H's.

QUESTION: Which 4 vowels did Jeremy eat, and which 2 consonants did he feed his dog?

### Hint

Look at the remaining sets of letters, the ones left, after Jeremy ate 4 and fed 2 to his dog. Try to discover which letters now have less than before Jeremy ate 4 and fed 2 to his dog.### Answer

He ate two E's, one I and one O. He fed his dog one B, and one Q. Don't believe me? Try it on a piece of paper! Write down all of the answers in the soup. Cross out the letters required to spell Jeremy. Then after reading the remaining letters in the soup, find the letters that were knocked down by one number. Cross out those. But I promise this is the answer!Hide Hint Show Hint Hide Answer Show Answer

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