# Equation Analysis Assessment

```EQUATION ANALYSIS ASSESSMENT
24 questions that challenge your mental flexibility and creativity
This test does not measure your intelligence, your fluency with words, and certainly not your mathematical ability. It
will, however, give you some gauge of your mental flexibility and creativity. In the three years since the test was
developed, researchers discovered few people could solve and explain more than half of the 24 questions on the
first try. Many, however, reported getting answers long after the test had been set aside – particularly at unexpected
moments when their minds were relaxed; and some reported solving all questions over a period of several days. Try
this challenge in the spirit in which it is intended…a no stress exploration of creative thinking.
Directions: Each question below contains the initials of words that will make it correct. Find the missing words.
For example, 26 = L. of the A. would be 26 Letters of the Alphabet.
Item #
Letter Code
a.
26 = L. of A.
b.
7 = W. of the A.W.
c.
1,001 = A.N.
d.
12 = S. of the Z.
e.
54 = C. in a D. (with the J.)
f.
9 = P. in the S.S.
g.
88 = P.K.
h.
13 = S. on the A.F.
i.
32 = D.F. at which W.F.
j.
18 = H. on the G.C.
Meaning
Letters of the alphabet
k.
90 = D. in a R.A.
l.
200 = D. for P.G. in M.
m.
8 = S. on a S.S.
n.
3 = B.M. (S.H.T.R.!)
o.
4 = Q in a G.
p.
24 = H. in a D.
q.
1 = W. on a U.
r.
5 = D. in a Z.C.
s.
57 = H.V.
t.
11 = P. on the F.T.
u.
1,000 = W. that a P. is W.
v.
29 = D. in F. in a L.Y.
w.
64 = S. on a C.
x.
40 = D. and N. of the G.F.
Think Space:
a. 26 = L. of the A.
Letters of the Alphabet
b. 7 = W. of the A.W.
Wonders of the Ancient World
c. 1,001 = A.N.
Arabian Nights
d. 12 = S. of the Z.
Signs of the zodiac
e. 54 = C. in a D. (with the J.)
Cards in a deck (with the jokers)
f. 9 = P. in the S.S.
Planets in the solar system*
g. 88 = P.K.
Piano keys
h. 13 = S. on the A.F.
Stripes on the American flag
i. 32 = D.F. at which W.F.
Degrees Fahrenheit at which water freezes
j. 18 = H. on a G.C.
Holes on a golf course
k. 90 = D. in a R.A.
Degrees in a right angle
l. 200 = D. for P.G. in M.
Dollars for passing “Go” in Monopoly
k. 90 = D. in a R.A.
Degrees in a right angle
l. 200 = D. for P.G. in M.
Dollars for passing “Go” in Monopoly
m. 8 = S. on a S.S.
Sides on a stop sign
n. 3 = B.M. (S.H.T.R.!)
Blind mice (See how they run!)
o. 4 = Q. in a G.
Quarts in a gallon
p. 24 = H. in a D.
Hours in a day
q. 1 = W. on a U.
Wheel on a unicycle
r. 5 = D. in a Z.C.
Digits in a ZIP code
s. 57 = H. V.
Heinz varieties
t. 11 = P. on a F.T.
Players on a football team
u. 1,000 = W. that a P. is W.
Words that a picture is worth
v. 29 = D. in F. in a L.Y.
Days in February in a leap year
w. 64 = S. on a C.
Squares on a chessboard (or checkerboard)
x. 40 = D. and N. of the G.F.
Days and nights of the Great Flood
*Note that today, question f would be recast as 8 = P. in the S.S. since Pluto is now
officially considered a dwarf planet.
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