## Preposterous Proportions

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.

BONUS:

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 __________.

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.

BONUS:

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 __________.

## Comments

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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