Simple Maths

1. On February 28th, 2000, Shreya said, " My birthday is tomorrow, the first of March."

Ans : The year 2000 was a leap year, so February had 29 days.

2. Shreya's mother dropped her at a friend's house at 4 o'clock. She told Shreya that she would pick her up in half an hour. "Bye Mummy"!, said Shreya. "See you at five o'clock "!

Ans : Half-an-hour after 4 o'clock is 4.30.

3. Shreya was heard telling her friend Tenaaz one day - " Whenever dinosaurs heard aeroplanes flying overhead, they were frightened." Hearing this, Tenaaz laughed aloud. Why do you think Tenaaz laughed ?

Ans : There were no aeroplanes when dinosaurs existed.

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4. In October, Shreya gave the gardener some seedlings. She wanted to grow some vegetables in her backyard. She instructed the gardener, "First plant all these seedlings and then plough the field". The gardener was dumbstruck. Why ?

Ans : A garden should be first ploughed and then the seedlings should be planted.

5. Tenaaz lives seven kilometers away from Shreya's house. One day Tenaaz invited Shreya to her house to spend the day. Since Shreya's mother was away at work, Shreya decided to go there on her own. She told Tenaaz, " I'll walk and be there in ten minutes." Tenaaz was aghast ! Why ?

Ans:You can't walk seven kilometers in ten minutes, can you ?

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