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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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Maths Product Problem

Take the letters of the alphabet and assign them a numerical value: a = 1, b = 2, c = 3 etc. through to z = 26. So the word maths is made from the numbers 13, 1, 20, 8 and 19 and if you multiply them together you get 39,520. Can you find any […]

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