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

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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!

Callistemon Sun 05-Apr-20 18:09:15

Ashley is 22, her mum is 44

Callistemon Sun 05-Apr-20 18:05:25

14 (only just caught up with this!)

Sorry, I was playing truant

Marydoll Sun 05-Apr-20 11:51:32

Get back to the Sunday thread, girrrrrls (my Scottish Miss Jean Brodie accent).

Doodle🤬 is already in trouble. Who wants to be next on the traffic lights chart?

Auntieflo Sun 05-Apr-20 11:47:14

How was the clubbing last night Doodle?

Doodle Sat 04-Apr-20 21:39:36

gillybob behave yourself or you’ll get detention. Here you are littleflo you can have the dunces hat, I was wearing it last night. Here have some sweeties but don’t let Miss see you chewing 🤫

gillybob Sat 04-Apr-20 20:58:55

Hope the film was worth missing Marydoll !

Ooops sorry are we even allowed to call teacher by her first name ? Giggling from the back row grin

Marydoll Sat 04-Apr-20 20:56:11

littleflo, this is the easiest way to work it out.
It is a problem solving strategy we taught called, Make a table.
You could also try, Guess, check and improve.

I'm in big trouble! We were supposed to be watching a film half an hour ago!

littleflo Sat 04-Apr-20 20:54:21

Ok I have it now. Even with the new maths or any other fandangle, 37 take away 17 won’t ever be 12. I am sitting in the corner with my dunces hat on.

willa45 Sat 04-Apr-20 20:51:24

Bad language?.... Hmmm.....was it because I used the 'shucks' word?
'cuz I have another one that sounds like 'shucks', only it starts with....

Uh oh, best I leave now......she's giving me 'the look'.

gillybob Sat 04-Apr-20 20:45:45

Thank you for the best thread on GN right now MissDoll . smile

I’m trying to be teachers pet !

littleflo Sat 04-Apr-20 20:45:39

Please can you explain the Ashley answer as it has got me totally baffled?

Marydoll Sat 04-Apr-20 20:41:06

A? B, you were late for class ! We waited for you, hoping you would appear, wila. grin

See you tomorrow, If I'm spared, as my mother used to say.

PS, I hope you aren't using bad language in class, wila. I may have to report you to GNHQ, we are innocents on this thread. wink

willa45 Sat 04-Apr-20 20:36:09

Aw shucks!...late for class again!!

Last bunch is short one banana, so it's only worth 3 'cents' instead of 4!

Answer is = 14

Ashley is 22 and her mother is 44

Can I get an A for effort? grin

Auntieflo Sat 04-Apr-20 20:35:45

Oh buckets of blood, I didn't look at the previous page.
Sorry pardon miss, I will try and concentrate tomorrow.

Bathsheba Sat 04-Apr-20 20:34:52

Oh I didn’t post my Ashley answer! I was sure I had hmm (It was 22).

Auntieflo Sat 04-Apr-20 20:33:41

Have I missed the answers? I just popped back to see and doing my knitting in between. Multi tasking.

Auntieflo Sat 04-Apr-20 20:32:45

Doodle 😳 clubbing? Moi? I don't think my knees would take it, but thanks for the offer. Best I've had all day!

Doodle Sat 04-Apr-20 20:26:02

Thank you for taking the time to entertain us too Marydoll . It’s been good fun 😊

Marydoll Sat 04-Apr-20 20:23:40

Thank you all for being such good sports. 👏🏻

Doodle Sat 04-Apr-20 20:23:05

Oh. Puff I still think it’s a fruit salad so it’s cookery not calculations so there. Stomps off in a huff. 😡

Marydoll Sat 04-Apr-20 20:21:04

Playing hookey? I got carried away by Rick Stein in Palermo. wink

Doodle Sat 04-Apr-20 20:21:01

auntieflo do you want to sneak out tonight and go clubbing wiv me. 😀

Auntieflo Sat 04-Apr-20 20:20:36

Well, you certainly snuck back in there 😊

Marydoll Sat 04-Apr-20 20:20:18

Calculations!!!!! 😫 Sums means addition. Have you learned nothing????

Doodle Sat 04-Apr-20 20:20:10

Humpfh! That’s not fair Miss, it wasn’t me it was those other girls leading me astray. 😡