Saturday, February 28, 2009

Drive Away Alzheimer's

Here's from Ed Canela:

Maray na aga sa indo gabus

I am sure no one will ever try this puzzle in our group…. But I like to share it with you anyway. Na-solve ko kasi, he, he, he. So, no pressure, no deadlines, no prize also. It is just the nice thought that we are still he, he, he. Lots of huggggssssss from Vientiane….


Subject: Alzheimer prevention puzzle

A good way to prevent Alzheimer is to exercise the mind with a light enough puzzle that is solvable within 15-30 minutes.

Try this:

A military officer, newly arrived at a military facility, forgot the 5-digit access code for a building. The security guard is not authorized to give the access code, only the clues to it.

Here are the clues:

1. The fifth number plus the third number of the access code equals fourteen.
2. The fourth number is one more than the second number.
3. The first number is one less than twice the second number.
4. The second plus the third number equals ten.
5. The total of all the five numbers is thirty.

Have fun!


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

Well, Ed, I had my first coffee break today and tried and got it.

It s what we used to call under mr. maderazo – trial and error lang (although 2 trials lang solved na, he..he..).

Like me to post the answer?



Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...


Coz everyone has the right to know that Alzhe finally started to steal parts of their hmmmmm away. Dali lang ano. Lots of huggggssssss....

Ed Canela

Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...


It was fun.. Tama ka kailangan natin ng mental exercises every now and then and as early as now. he..he..

Pls post more puzzles like that. Meantime we say No to alzhe! He..he..

See you when you’re back to base...


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...


i also got it! la pa din akong alzheimer's, i can still recall my algebra.
thanks ed.


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

Ed & Bert,

Instead of trial and error, the easier way of solving this is also what Mr. Maderazo taught us.....5 unknowns, 5 equations equals 74658.


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

I used that method Rudy. Ganda ano, hindi pa rin nawawala ang math touch mo….Cap. Lots of huggggssssss….

Ed Canela

Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

Haaay! I could never brag Math as one of my favorites. That was my most challenging subject. I just vouldn't make ot it. Kaya nag nurse na lang ako! But the irony of it, we have very entailed math with dosage and calculation in Nursing. Buti na lang I was able to whip through it miraculously.

After several attempts, I finally was ablt ot come up with the answer.Maray pang nag=artista na lang ako. Back up ni Ai-ai. Ha-ha-ha.

Salamat Ed for the Brain exercise.

Fechie (Fe) Alarcon

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