Category Archives: Puzzles

The Aeroplane Seating Problem

As ever, the publication last week of A level results, and the imminent release of GCSE results later this week, signal the beginning of the end of the wonderful long summer holidays. I hope you’ve had a fantastic time and, possibly, enjoyed the delights of foreign travel. If you did, I doubt you flew with […]

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The Real Thing

I stumbled across the above puzzle the other day. What is the number underneath the car? Don’t worry if you don’t get it – you won’t be alone.  I had the problem up on the board as a starter for my Upper Sixth A-Level class. The lad who is on course to get an A* […]

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An Infinity of Chocolate

I’m off to buy myself a bar!

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A Marathon Problem

  I once half ran half of a half marathon, and got half way.   So if a half marathon is 13.1 miles how far did I run? And if I took half an hour, how fast did I run? Best of luck to any of you running in tomorrow’s London Marathon. Perhaps you can […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2014 as the product of its prime factors: 2 x 19 x 53 2014 is the sum of four consecutive digits: 502 + 503 + 504 + 505 2014 in binary: 11111011110 Here’s a little challenge for you mull over through the fog of a new year’s day hangover (or give to […]

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