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Preposterous Proportions


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Submitted By:ThinksForFun


Which ONE of the following statements is FALSE?

a) Half of FIVE is FOUR.
b) A third of TWENTY is EIGHT.
c) A quarter of NINE is ONE.
d) A fifth of SIXTY-FOUR is NINE.

Fill in the blank below to make the following statement TRUE, consistent with the approach/pattern above (i.e. the common sense answer of "FOUR" is incorrect):

A third of TWELVE is __________.

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Posted by dalfamnest on Jun 25, 2014

Very creative and FUN. Thanks for this one ...

Posted by Jayo on Nov 02, 2014

Nice puzzle!

Posted by happyland3000 on Nov 27, 2014

I got it without the hint, but I do much math.

Posted by ThinksForFun on Nov 27, 2014

Thank you everyone for your comments.

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