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Saturday's Maths Brainteasers, please have a go! 🤯

(131 Posts)
Marydoll Sat 04-Apr-20 07:34:20

Good morning all, today brings another teaser, which is not meant to be taken too seriously.
It may cause some controversy, as depending on how you interpret it, there are two possible answers.
Good luck and be gentle with me!

Marydoll Sat 04-Apr-20 08:50:54

Could we please just have answers only for the moment, please?
There are posters in the USA who come on later and like to have a go, without knowing how others have got their answer. Thanks.☺️

That sounded like a reprimand, it wasn't meant to!.🤭

I will post the solution, with explanation later on in the day.

I have a few other teasers for later, so feel free to pop in.

Bathsheba Sat 04-Apr-20 08:52:36

downtoearth tut tut. No explanations wink

Bathsheba Sat 04-Apr-20 08:52:58

Sorry, X posts Marydoll

Davidhs Sat 04-Apr-20 08:55:40


What is algebra? We did these problems at school half a century ago - never had to use that particular skill since.

Auntieflo Sat 04-Apr-20 08:57:58

Please miss, can I put in a revised answer?
Excuse, didn't have my reading specs on.

busyb Sat 04-Apr-20 09:01:08


Marydoll Sat 04-Apr-20 09:10:19

Auntieflo, of course you can! I am a very kind teacher and may I remind everyone, it's only a bit of fun, not to be taken too seriously! 😁

Marydoll Sat 04-Apr-20 09:12:28

I'm leaving the classroom for a while, no talking amongst yourselves now...or else!!

Kalu Sat 04-Apr-20 09:14:42


Polly99 Sat 04-Apr-20 09:15:44


Juno56 Sat 04-Apr-20 09:23:37


gillybob Sat 04-Apr-20 09:25:20

I’m thinking 14 but I’m on a small phone screen Miss and the dog ate my homework !

Urmstongran Sat 04-Apr-20 09:34:20


Urmstongran Sat 04-Apr-20 09:36:16

Oops! Just enlarged the photo!
So 14.

Beechnut Sat 04-Apr-20 09:36:43


Urmstongran Sat 04-Apr-20 09:37:16

Bags I sit next to you in class next time gillybob then I can copy your work (norty me!).

downtoearth Sat 04-Apr-20 09:41:45

Sorry Missblushgrin.....probably wrong anyway ....usually am.grin

twinnytwin Sat 04-Apr-20 09:52:34

Are we sad? Yesterday I came across the brain teaser and as I'm mathematically challenged called in DH to take a look. He got it straightaway (we're in the 40 camp), then did the others throughout the day. Now, I'm saving doing today's challenge as he's still tucked up in bed doing sudoku after reading the papers online. We're stuck in as I'm "vulnerable" with an autoimmune problem. We sat doing quick crosswords, quizzes together yesterday pm. New way of life. Nice.

tanith Sat 04-Apr-20 09:54:40

Just put my specs on can I revise to 15 please 😁

JoyBloggs Sat 04-Apr-20 10:08:19


Marydoll Sat 04-Apr-20 10:22:42

Here is something to keep you going, until the great reveal.

When Ashley was 15, her mother was 37. Now, her mother is twice her age. How old is Ashley?

Karken275 Sat 04-Apr-20 10:30:07


GracesGranMK3 Sat 04-Apr-20 10:56:11


22 for Ashley?

henetha Sat 04-Apr-20 11:02:16


Kalu Sat 04-Apr-20 11:39:49

37 for Ashley