The Kokomo Tribune from Kokomo, Indiana on April 5, 1992 · Page 53
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The Kokomo Tribune from Kokomo, Indiana · Page 53

Kokomo, Indiana
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Sunday, April 5, 1992
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Marmm BY MARILYN VOS SAVANT My mother and my two aunts went on a trip. They drove one aunt's car, which she had filled with gas. (My aunt didn't want anything for the use of her car.) Each put $20 In a hat for gas for the trip. When they returned, they filled the car up. They had $27 left in the hat afterward. How do they split up the $27? Some say equally, and some say that, since my aunt furnished the whole tank of gas before they left and also paid for 1/3 of the tank now in the car, she deserves more than 1/3 of the $27. Can you settle this? —Janet Aide, Highland, Wis. They should split the money equally. Let's suppose you had lent your mother and aunts a car filled with gas. They took a trip, then returned your car with a full tank. Would you feel entitled to anything more? Is there a word to describe a series of letters that spells one word forward and a different word backward, such as reward/drawer, diaper/repaid or desserts/stressed? —Mrs. M.H. Baird, Annandale, Va. That was the original meaning of the word "anagram," now broadened to include all transposition of letters. Today, the word "palindrome" covers that narrower territory. A "reciprocal" palindrome reads the same forward and backward, and a "recurrent" palindrome—like the examples you gave—reads as different words. How does one throw away a garbage can? —Dorothy Weeden, West Long Branch, N.J. You could try printing "Elvis Presley's Personal Garbage Can" on it; it'll probably disappear within a week. If you have a question for Marilyn vos Savant, who is listed in the "Guinness Book of World Records Hall of Fame" for "Highest IQ, "send it to: Ask Marilyn, PARADE, 750 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. Because of volume of mail, personal replies are not possible. Dust, dirt, pollen, pet hair. Nothing picks up die sneezy, wheezy stuff like Endust! Nothing. | Q *§! m © © r I l I l I i On Any Size Endust CONSUMER: Only one coupon per purchase and only for this product. RETAILER: You are authorized toad asouragent and redeem this coupon at face value plus 8* handling In accordance with our redemption policy. Send coupons to: Coupon Redemption Center, P.O. Box 870027, El Paso, TX, 885870027.« 1992The Drackett Co. PARADE MAGAZINE • APRIL 5,1992 • PAGE 9

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