Sept 29, 2011 - License Plate Game
Here's a little game that our family has been playing in South Carolina over the past couple of years. When we see a license plate, we try to come up with as many words as possible with the letters on the plate. Each of the words has to have the three letters in order in the word. It's tougher than you think!
We also try to use the three digits to come up with a math problem. It's a fun way to promote language, math skills, geography and history on a long trip!
Below is a variation of that game using a fictitious license plate. We call it The License Plate Game™.
Last week's answers: see bottom of this page
Use the clues below to come up with ten words each of which has the three letters from the license plate (in this case G I H) appear in order, inside the word. Proper nouns are possibilities, especially from geography or famous names from history. The parentheses ( ) after the clue refers to the number of letters in the word.
Example: - ABC - abacus or fabric.
G U N
1. lizard (6)
2. French Protestant (8)
3. pasta type (8)
4. where J.B. Goode used to carry his guitar (9)
5. line of reasoning or quarrel (8)
6. blood thickener (9)
7. dark bitter stout (8)
8. math: having the same shape and size (9)
9. Quebec River (8)
7 4 3
Use the three digits in the license plate and standard mathematical functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) to generate the target number.
Rule A - Each digit MUST be used once individually.
Rule B - The three digits may be combined to form ONE new two-digit number. Example: 1, 2, 3 can be used to form either 12, 13, 23, 21, 31, or 32
Example - 2 3 4 with a target number of 9, a solution is 2 +3 + 4 = 9; OR 2 3 4 to get 120 is (42 - (4/2)) x 3 = (42 - 2) x 3 = 120
If you cannot come up with the target number exactly, come as close as possible.
Target number: 224
Email your solutions to both sections to email@example.com
Last week's answers:
G I H
1. Memoirs of a __________ (6) - Geisha
2. set apart (11) - distinguish
3. Vick's downfall (8) - dogfight
4. extreme mental torture (7) - anguish
5. mathematical procedure (9) - algorithm
6. best moment from an event (9) - highlight
7. nonsense (9) - gibberish
8. slow to act (8) - sluggish
9. riverside bird (10) - kingfisher
10. large prehistoric stone (8) - megalith
[(81/3) +1] *8 = 224
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