Four couples bowl every Friday night in the Millersville Couples-Only
bowling league. They’re about halfway through the first half of the
winter season, and competition is starting to get fierce for
placement. Each night, the couples bowl three games and can win up to
8 points for the night. Last Friday, all four couples moved up in the
league ranks, though none of the couples played each other this week.
Determine the first names of each couple, the number of points they
won on Friday night, and each couple’s team name.
Five friends decided that it was high time they lost all that extra
body fat and returned to the more comfortable weight each was in high
school or college. So, they started their own dieting and exercise
program with great success. A year later, each woman had made her
target weight, losing between 60 and 100 pounds! Determine the full
name of each woman and their before and after weights.
The 38th annual Harvest Craft show, put on by the Millersville Rotary
Club, was held last weekend. Held at the Millersville high school, the
craft show is an annual tradition for the townsfolk and always
attracts a large crowd. This year, 120 dealers setup to sell their
wares - everything from handmade quilts and hand-knitted sweaters to
homemade jellies and fresh honey, to homemade soaps and hand-carved
toys. Five friends visited the craft show together, browsing through
the booths Saturday morning when the craft show first opened. Each
friend ended up buying both a gift for another friend and something
It’s been a busy weekend for Larry. Five people in his neighborhood
left on vacation Saturday morning and each of them left a pet for
Larry to care for until they return. It’s a good thing this week is
school vacation week, so he has lots of time to take care of
everybody! By some odd happenstance, the animals left in his charge
are all different types of animals and each is owned by a person who
lives alone, with just the one animal for company. Determine the name
of each pet’s owner, the name and animal type of each pet, the street
each owner lives on and the number of days that Larry needs to care
for the animals for each owner (3 days to 7 days).
The Millersville Annual Dog Show was this past weekend and they got a
remarkable turnout this year. Not only did they have contestants in
most breed categories, but they had some qualify for national marks.
Like any other show, there were the inevitable crisis situations but
all were relatively minor, and as well the show had its share of
humorous situations. The highlight of the event was the awarding of
the Best in Show ribbons. As it happens, four places were awarded and
each went to a different dog breed...
Two whole city blocks in the downtown area have been closed to traffic
for the week while the road is being repaired. For five people on
their way to work, it has created nothing but headaches. Having been
forced to find an alternate route, each worker now has to use two
streets to get through this area, instead of the one street presently
Four truckers are hauling loads in their 18-wheelers from Newark, New
Jersey clear across the country to California. The truckers all had
different loads and stopped in different cities for rest breaks on the
way across the country. These truck drivers were all veterans of this
long haul trip and knew the roads and the route well enough to avoid
typical commuter-driven traffic. But without a crystal ball, the
occasional accident, road construction, or even flooded bridge just
can’t be avoided. Each of them got caught in traffic from one such
event that delayed them for a time, but in general their long hauls
Five American couples headed to Europe this week for a two-week
vacation. While their flights all left from New York on the same day,
each couple’s flight left at a different time. None of these couples
were traveling together and once in Europe, their travel plans
differed greatly. In fact, each couple even lived in a different
state. Determine the full name of each couple, what US state each
couple lived in, and the flight number and departure time for each
Mark and Cynthia hosted a family barbeque for their Independence Day
celebration. The day dawned sunny and warm, but not too hot. A perfect
day for a family barbeque! They had a flock of family drop in to visit
throughout the day, but four in particular they were very happy to see
– their siblings with their own families. Both Mark and Cynthia had a
brother and a sister, and they didn’t get to see them much as they
both lived a fair distance away...
Gina’s five children are all avid horse-lovers. Once a week, she
brings each of them to horse-riding lessons. Unfortunately, just as
all her kids are different ages, they’re also at different riding
levels and hence in different classes. To make it more complicated,
each class is on a different day of the week and at a different time.
And to top it off, each child rode a different horse, all of whom have
different names. Poor Gina has a hard time keeping it all straight!..
Mrs. Adams took her 4th grade class outside yesterday for their
science lesson because it was such a beautiful day out. The day’s
assignment was to draw or sketch something in the natural world, that
they had observed while outside during class. Five of her students
decided to draw bees, and to her great surprise, each not only chose
to draw a different species of bee, but all five of the drawings were
detailed enough that at a glance, the differences between each bee
Mr. Tate’s science class went on a nature walk last Saturday at the
local bird sanctuary, where they spent the day exploring the residents
of the sanctuary and learning about the different creatures that lived
there. At the end of the day, each student had to choose an animal or
bird species that they had observed during the day and then write a
report about it, which was due the following week. During their day of
exploration, the students saw, not only a number of different
varieties of nesting birds and ducks, but also a large variety of
local wildlife that shared the sanctuary with the migrating birds...
Larry and four friends went to the racetrack to witness the big car
race held this past weekend. Five different contenders sped their way
around the track to victory, or defeat. The race ended with no major
crashes and an exciting dead heat to the finish line. The five friends
had such a good time, they made arrangements right on the spot to
return the following month for the next big race...
Pamela and four of her friends rented a beach house for a long Girls
Only weekend. In the furor of packing, each woman neglected to pack
something and yet also ended up packing an extra item. By some happy
coincidence, they discovered that the extra items that were packed
covered all of the forgotten items. So with some mixing and matching,
everyone had what they needed to spend a relaxing weekend enjoying the
fine weather, beautiful setting, and the company of good friends...
The Widget Factory has just started a new program for their employees.
From now on, all employees can work on a flexible time schedule. The
employees greeted this new program with great enthusiasm and soon
productivity in all areas was much improved. Determine the full name
of five of the Widget Factory employees, their start times, and the
department in which they work.
It's review time again at the Widget Factory. Fortunately, it's been a
profitable year and most everyone's getting raises. Based on their
performance level, some employees got a very generous raise while
others got just the average percentage. One department in particular
had five high-performance employees who all got well over the average
percentage. However, since everyone's salary was at a different level,
getting a high percentage raise didn't necessarily mean that they were
getting more money than their fellow employees...
While the northern regions are struggling with yet another snowstorm,
the southern regions are gearing up for spring, and planting time.
This week, four farmers planted seed in the first of their fields. As
it happens, each farmer planted on a different day, in a different
direction, and even planted a different crop...
Five people were late for work on Tuesday morning, because of the
snowstorm raging outside. Traffic was backed up everywhere due to bad
road conditions and accidents caused by slippery roads and unwary
drivers. While our five people got to work without getting into any
accidents, all were delayed by the excessive traffic and bad road
conditions. Normally each person had a 15-minute commute to work in
the morning, but today their commutes ranged from 40 minutes to an
A company was interviewing people for four jobs that had become available. One Monday morning, four people came in to interview. Each interviewee talked with a different manager about a different job. Determine the full name of each interviewee, the full name of each manager, and the job each interviewed for...
Paints Unlimited, the town’s house painting service, has already been very busy this year. Already they’ve finished five houses, each completed with outbuildings such as sheds and garages. The houses were all located on different streets around town. But what was really unusual about them was that each house changed to a color that one of the other houses was having removed...