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An easier maths puzzle to solve

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Marydoll Mon 30-Mar-20 07:54:34

After the fun 🀯we had yesterday, trying to solve a maths puzzle , I thought I would post a simpler one, then we can build up the difficulty over the period of incarceration!🀭
Not only do you have to solve it, you have to explain how you got your answer. πŸ˜‰
Good luck! There will be an 🍎 from the teacher for all of those who solve it.

Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Mar-20 08:00:00

OK another day of complete humiliation.

5x4=20 x2 =40

So answer is 126

Until the next reply

tanith Mon 30-Mar-20 08:01:46



Marydoll Mon 30-Mar-20 08:26:37

I tried to be kind, but apparently this is too easy for some.🀭

I will wait until later before awarding the 🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎 and post a more difficult example. This is example is not controversial enough! 😁

As people don't always read the whole thread, I will leave it for a bit.

LullyDully Mon 30-Mar-20 08:34:07

Even I managed that one . Thanks keep them coming.

Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Mar-20 08:45:13

Blimey I got it right!!

Marydoll Mon 30-Mar-20 08:51:10

Whitewavemark2 Tanith 🍎🍎,
LullyDully, you didn't hand in your working! 🀭

Here is the next one.πŸ€”

littleflo Mon 30-Mar-20 08:54:40

How about this then?
Three children are in a classroom
Their first names are Anne, Brian and Mary.
Surnames are Brown, White and Green
Their ages are 7, 9 and 10

Can you work out which is which with these clues.

Miss Brown is 3 years older than Mary.
The child with the surname White is 9

Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Mar-20 08:56:28

A miracle?

Leap year baby?

Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Mar-20 09:00:02

Miss AnneBrown = 10
Mary Green= 7
Brian White =9

Lisagran Mon 30-Mar-20 09:00:31

Ann Brown 10
Brian White 9
Mary Green 7

Marydoll Mon 30-Mar-20 09:01:14

I'm loving this. I've worked out the ages, it's the first names that I'm working on.πŸ€”

Lisagran Mon 30-Mar-20 09:01:25

Snap WWM2

Marydoll Mon 30-Mar-20 09:01:50

Too slow!🀭

Marydoll Mon 30-Mar-20 09:03:34

That's a lot of apples you are collecting, Whitewave.🍎

Marydoll Mon 30-Mar-20 09:05:58

I'm leaving the classroom for a while, best behaviour children!

I have forgotten to take my medication.🀭

Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Mar-20 09:06:54

I’ll share them, you can have too much of a good thingπŸ™‚

Granny23 Mon 30-Mar-20 09:07:55

Agree with Whitewave and Lisa. Easy Peasy

monk08 Mon 30-Mar-20 09:08:36

Miss Ann brown 10
Brian White 9
Mary gree 7

Marydoll Mon 30-Mar-20 09:09:41

They are meant to be easy, to encourage posters to try. However, if you don't explain your answer, how do we know you actually worked it out?πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Mar-20 09:11:20

Square = 3
Triangle =2
Circle = 4


littleflo Mon 30-Mar-20 09:13:12

for those that like this sort of thing, there is a free Ap called β€˜Puzzle Page’. It has lots of different types of puzzles. The

littleflo Mon 30-Mar-20 09:15:29

Here is a sample

littleflo Mon 30-Mar-20 09:15:50


Callistemon Mon 30-Mar-20 10:03:24

I am still puzzled about Mary as 1895 wasn't a Leap Year

I need another brew