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Q What are the three possible responses that correctly fill the blank in the following sentence?

"This sentence hasletters."

A The three possible answers are "22," "thirty-one," and "thirty-three."

Explanation:"22" (because there are twenty-two letters in the sentence); "thirty-one" (because 22 letters in the original sentence + 9 letters in "thirty-one" = thirty-one); "thirty-three" (because 22 letters in the original sentence + 11 letters in "thirty-three" = thirty-three).

Based on a puzzle inThe World's Most Amazing Puzzlesby Charles Barry Townsend. New York: Sterling Publishing, 1993.