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## Solution to Puzzle 1

The
magician
needs
to
draw
at
least
26
cards
because
he
could
possibly
draw
24
red
cards
in
a
row
before
drawing
a blue one.

## Solution to Puzzle 2

The
dealing
sequence
described
is
termed
the
Down
and
Under
Deal
by
magicians.
Can
you
come
up
with
another
name for this?
When
you
turn
the
packet
over,
the
sequence
of
cards
from the top will be:
### 1 3 5 4 2

## Solution to Puzzle 3

The missing number is 20!
Here’s why:
3x2 -> 6x2 -> 12
4x2 -> 8x2 -> 16
5x2 -> 10x2 -> 20

## Solution to Puzzle 4

There may be more, but these are the ones I know:

### M

magic
mat
mart
mick
mar
### G

grit
gram
GIC
grim
gist

### R

rag
rack
ram
rice
risk
rate
### I

it
is
ice
irk

### C

crick
cat
cram
car
crack
crag
cast
### K

kit
kick

### S

stick
sick
stag
stack
sit
sag
scram
ski
skim
skit

### T

tic
tag
tricks
track
tick
trim
tram
trice
tack
tragic

### A

art
arm
act
aim
air

## Solution to Puzzle 5

The missing number is 16!
Here’s why:
(1+1) x (1+1) -> 2x2 -> 4
(1+2 x (1+2) -> 3x3 -> 9
(1+3) x (1+3) -> 4x4 -> 16

### Puzzle Five

Here's another simple arithmetic puzzle.
Can
you
figure
out
what
the
missing
number
is?
It's
not
quite
as
hard
as
it
looks!
### Puzzle Four

How many words can you make using only the letters in:
MAGIC TRICKS?
There are a lot more than you might think!
### Puzzle Three

As
a
magician,
you
sometimes
need
to
do
some
arithmetic
in
your
head.
Quickly!
How long will it take you to figure out the missing number?
### Puzzle Two

The
Party
Magician
is
learning
a
new
trick.
It
requires
five
cards.
For
this
puzzle
the
cards
are
the
ace,
two
three,
four
and
five
of
any
suit
and
are
face
down
in
this
order
from
top
to
bottom;
that
is,
the
ace
is
face
down
on
top of the packet and the five is on the bottom.
The
cards
are
dealt
in
this
way:
Starting
with
the
top
card,
place
it
face
down
on
the
table.
Take
the
second
card
(the
one
that
is
now
on
top
of
the
packet)
and
place
it,
still
face
down,
on
the
bottom
of
the
packet.
The
third
card
is
dealt,
face
down,
on
top
of
the
first
card
on
the
table.
Continue
with
the fourth card and so on until all of the cards are face down on the table.
There
is
a
proper
name
for
this
kind
of
dealing
used
by
magicians.
What
would you call it?
If
your
were
to
now
turn
over
the
entire
packet
on
the
table,
what
order
would they be in?
### Puzzle One

Help The Party Magician get ready for his show.
Lost
in
his
magic
box
are
a
whole
lot
of
playing
cards.
In
fact,
there
are
24
blue
backed
cards
and
24
red
backed
cards.
He
need
exactly
two
blue
backed
cards for his next trick.
What
is
the
smallest
number
of
cards
he
needs
to
pull
out
of
his
box
(without
looking) to be absolutely sure that he has exactly two blue ones?

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