Aaand pezasied nabs it: This puzzle is meant to be said out loud, as it's a play on words. "A toad" is supposed to sound like "eight owed," so the wizard walks out of the store with £1 and eight owed. £8 plus the £1 he already payed, the total amount for the toad was £9
There's just no fooling you guys is there?! The next puzzle is grounded in a mathematical concept that not everyone may be aware of. You'd need to be a veritable Robin Hood to see through this one. I'll see how you guys do:
Imagine an arrow in flight, travelling toward its target. Before it reaches the bullseye, it must first travel half of the distance from the archer to the board. Then, it must travel half of the remaining distance. Then, half of that remaining distance, ad infinitum. For example, if there is 10m between the archer and the tree, it must first travel 5m, then the next 2.5m, then the next 1.25m, and so forth. In this way, you can see that the distances become smaller and smaller.
The question is, will the arrow ever meet its mark?