School-Safe Puzzle Games

Word Arithmetic

Example: What number becomes even by subtracting one? Answer: S-even

• What number, by adding one, becomes a sound?
• What number, by adding one, becomes isolated?
• What number, by inserting one, becomes finely ground meal?
• What number, by subtracting one, becomes a vegetable growth?
• What number, by subtracting one, becomes a preposition?
• What number, by subtracting one, becomes an interjection used to express disapproval?

How many of these can you figure out? Will unmask answers probably on Wednesday.

16 Comments to “Word Arithmetic”

1. falwan | Profile

What number, by adding one, becomes a sound?
T + one = Tone

What number, by adding one, becomes isolated?
eight + h = eighth

What number, by inserting one, becomes finely ground meal?
Four + L = Flour

What number, by subtracting one, becomes a vegetable growth?
Three – h = Tree

What number, by subtracting one, becomes a preposition?
one – e = on

What number, by subtracting one, becomes an interjection used to express disapproval?
one – o = ne

Again the language barrier, but that’s my try.

2. Anastasia11 | Profile

one tone
one lone
four flour
three tree
one on
five fie

3. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

SOUND: one + t = tone
ISOLATED: one + l = lone
also ten + e = teen
MEAL: one + p = pone
GROWTH: three – h = tree
PREP.: two – w = to
also four – u = for
INTERJ.: five – v = fie

4. joe | Profile

I make it

t + one = tone
l + one = lone
l + four = flour
Three – h =Tree
Two – w = to (or four – u = for)
Five – v = fie

5. zxo | Profile

one -> tone
one -> lone
four -> flour
three -> tree
two -> to
five -> fie

(not sure about that last one)

6. jasc | Profile

one tone
one lone
four flour
three tree
two to
five fie

7. zenitth | Profile

t + one = tone
l + one = lone
p + one = pone
three – h = tree
two – o = to
five – v = fie!

okay, i’m not so sure about that last one!

8. tad | Profile

What number, by adding one, becomes isolated?
(L)one

What number, by inserting one, becomes finely ground meal?
F(l)our

What number, by subtracting one, becomes a preposition?
On(e) T(w)o

What number, by subtracting one, becomes an interjection used to express disapproval?
Fi(v)e

I couldn’t get the other 2.

9. garedhead | Profile

T + ONE = TONE
L + ONE = LONE
F + L + OUR = FLOUR
????? T – H – REE = TREE?????
ON – E = ON
FI – V – E = FIE

10. mello_melon | Profile

What number, by subtracting one, becomes a vegetable growth? t(h)ree
What number, by subtracting one, becomes a preposition? fo(u)r

11. RK | Profile

Interesting how 2 of you said pone, that’s something I never heard of until now!

Considering the language barrier, that’s impressive, Falwan!

12. John Lewis Highsmith | Profile

Technically speaking (a) pone is a bread product made using cornmeal.

13. falwan | Profile

Thanks for the encouragement…

As for that puzzle I sent you…Your guess is dead right.

14. RK | Profile

I think Suineg must have had some bad Pone, I haven’t seen him for quite some time

15. TriniDeeds | Profile

T + one = Tone
L+ one = Lone
Four + L = Flour
Three – h = Tree
Two – w – To
I don’t have a good guess for the last one problem

16. my2livers | Profile

T-one
N-one
f-L-our
t(H)ree
t(W)o
fi(V)e

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