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[1] Read the question to yourself and mark the answer. What is the correct answer?

[2] Read the question to yourself and mark the correct answer.

[3] The numbers in the box go together in a certain way. Choose the number that goes where you see the question mark.


[1] Choice 1; The correct answer is 3. If Alice gives all but 3 kittens to Alex then that means that she keeps 3 kittens and gives the rest to Alex. Since we are asked how many kittens Alice has (and not Alex), the correct response should be 3 (not 12).

[2] Choice 5; The correct answer is "All poodles are mammals".

With this type of question, it's helpful to make a Venn Diagram:

Red: Mammals
Blue: Dogs
Green: Poodles

The "X" on the diagram marks the correct answer: "All poodles are mammals".
Another way of solving this question is to break down each of the original statements. Since "All poodles are dogs", and "All dogs are mammals", it is easy to see that all poodles are mammals.

[3] Choice 2; The correct answer is 27. Across a row, first 5 is subtracted from the number in the first column to get the number in the second column. Then 3 is added to get the number in the third column (-5, +3). In the first row we have: 21 – 5 = 16 and then 16 + 3 = 19. In the second row we have: 25 – 5 = 20 and then 20 + 3 = 23. Down a column, first 4 is added to the number in the first row to get the number in the second row. Then 4 is added again to get the number in the third row (+4, +4). In the first column we have: 21 + 4 = 25 and then 25 + 4 = 29. In the second column we have: 16 + 4 = 20 and then 20 + 4 = 24. In the third row (and third column) we are missing the last number, therefore, across the third row: since 3 is added to the number in the second column to get the number in the third column, and the number in the second column is 24, we have: 24 + 3 = 27; And down the third column: since 4 is added to the number in the second row to get the number in the third row, and the number in the second row is 23 we have: 23 + 4 = 27 as well. Therefore, 27 is the correct answer.

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