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1. (Original post by Cremated_Spatula)
What's tested and spread from person to person, but never cured and rarely a burden?
love?
2. (Original post by ZoëC)
love?
Hmm that's pretty good actually, but imo love can't be spread from person to person.
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3. (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)

A couple had just finished building their house, and because the night would be very cold they wanted to make a fire to keep warm. The wind outside was gusting at 50mph. After a few hours they were both dead! What had gone wrong?

Clues:
They had not been burnt to death
The house did not burn down
The house had not blown down
-They didn't manage to make a fire in time, thus dying from the cold after falling asleep.

-They killed themselves.

-Someone else killed them.

-You killed them.
4. (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)
They were travellers who had just built an igloo. The fire was too big and melted the walls. They both died from extreme hypothermia
Oh well, I'd never have thought of an igloo as a house, more of a temporary home.
5. (Original post by Spotted Monkey)
Yes! Well done
6. (Original post by A Limp Handshake)
im good at maths so i should be able to answer this.

if 1 is 5 and 2 is 10 and 3 is 15 then as the number on the left goes up the number on the right goes up by 5!!!

hence, 5 = 25 because 20 + 5 = 25
Well, this question doesn't require math at all and that's simple math so even if you're bad at math you'd be able to solve it wrongly in the way you stated. if 1=5, then 5=1. Didn't catch that with your 'good at maths' brain?
7. (Original post by A Limp Handshake)
im good at maths so i should be able to answer this.

if 1 is 5 and 2 is 10 and 3 is 15 then as the number on the left goes up the number on the right goes up by 5!!!

hence, 5 = 25 because 20 + 5 = 25
But the very first equation was 1=5, so 5 could equal both 1 and 25.
8. (Original post by loya61)
1 = 5, 2 = 10, 3 = 15, 4 = 20, 5 = ?
Is it 25?
9. To all those saying that the answer is 1 (5 = 1), think about it like a geometric progression.

Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
value: 5, 10, 15, 20, x

From this we can see that the general rule is: value = term * 5
Therefore the value of x is 5 * 5 = 25. (not 1)
11. (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)

A couple had just finished building their house, and because the night would be very cold they wanted to make a fire to keep warm. The wind outside was gusting at 50mph. After a few hours they were both dead! What had gone wrong?

Clues:
They had not been burnt to death
The house did not burn down
The house had not blown down
They were murdered?
12. (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)

A couple had just finished building their house, and because the night would be very cold they wanted to make a fire to keep warm. The wind outside was gusting at 50mph. After a few hours they were both dead! What had gone wrong?

Clues:
They had not been burnt to death
The house did not burn down
The house had not blown down
Eaten by predators

Couple were birds?
Birds don't make fires though
13. (Original post by harina10)
draculaura
I believe I have already revealed the answer. Look at the quote in post 45.
14. 25 because you times it by 5 just like the others
1 = 5, 2 = 10, 3 = 15, 4 = 20, 5 = 25
15. (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)
draculaura
I believe I have already revealed the answer. Look at the quote in post 45.
OH! Of course - clever!!
16. By the principles of mathematical logic

so you could say that it's 1 (personally I think this is the answer because "1=5" must mean "5=1")

However, you could also interpret it as the arithmetic sequence

for

in which case you'll get 25.
17. (Original post by Faseeh.)
To all those saying that the answer is 1 (5 = 1), think about it like a geometric progression.

Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
value: 5, 10, 15, 20, x

From this we can see that the general rule is: value = term * 5
Therefore the value of x is 5 * 5 = 25. (not 1)
That is only if you are following the GCSE math problem solving rule, if you are following the real life rule then it's 1 (1 = 5 means 5 = 1)
18. (Original post by booksandcats)
25 because you times it by 5 just like the others
1 = 5, 2 = 10, 3 = 15, 4 = 20, 5 = 25
1 = 5 so 5 = 1
19. (Original post by loya61)
1 = 5 so 5 = 1
20. (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)

A couple had just finished building their house, and because the night would be very cold they wanted to make a fire to keep warm. The wind outside was gusting at 50mph. After a few hours they were both dead! What had gone wrong?

Clues:
They had not been burnt to death
The house did not burn down
The house had not blown down
Their house must not have central heating so it must be like a mud hut or something or the 'couple' might not even be human but animals instead

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