## Sunday, January 22, 2006

I have found two very good puzzles which I would like to share with you all.

1. Find the missing word in the series: BANKS, CWM, GLYPH, VEXT, FJORD

2. What is the solution of the equation: (x-a)(x-b)(x-c)..........(x-z)

Now use your brains to solve these puzzles. If you solve both these puzzles in the next ten minutes without reading the solution, you are really a genius.

The first puzzle might make you think that the words are in some series with similar meanings. But this is not the case. Let your grey cells excersice, think what differentiates or relates these words. Now a hint, these words contain the 22 letters of the english alphabet. The completed series forms a 'pangram', ie it contains all 26 letters of the english alphabet. The answer is QUIZ (highlight the blank space to view the answer).

The second puzzle is much simpler than it seems. Look at the equation carefully. Think about all the terms of the equation from (x-a) to (x-z). A hint, one of the terms in the equation would be sufficient to give you the answer. The term is (x-x) and the answer is '0' (highlight the blank spaces to view the answer).