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Easter Monday: Miss MaryDoll's Marvellous Maths Miscellany. ๐Ÿ“

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Marydoll Mon 13-Apr-20 08:07:22

Good morning all and a happy Easter Monday to you.

Apologies for the blurry screen.
Here is today's puzzle, please give it a go. It's just a case of using the Guess, check and improve and Make an organised list or table problem solving strategies.

Without any limit on the number of arrows, she can use, how close can an archer get to scoring a total of 100 points?
The point values on the rings are as follows: 40, 39, 24, 23, 17 and 16.

Pantglas2 Mon 13-Apr-20 08:16:59

Quick glance got me 101 with 6 arrows

Bathsheba Mon 13-Apr-20 08:24:04

I got 100 with 6 arrows

cavewoman Mon 13-Apr-20 08:26:44

Yes, 100 with 6 arrows

Marydoll Mon 13-Apr-20 08:27:14

Later on, in the afternoon, when others have had a chance to try it, could posters please post how they solved the puzzle.

Pittcity Mon 13-Apr-20 08:35:42

100 in 6.

Pantglas2 Mon 13-Apr-20 09:22:52

Got it - 6 arrows

Marydoll Mon 13-Apr-20 09:25:13

Remember, you need to explain how you got it, later please.

Marydoll Mon 13-Apr-20 09:39:09

Here is another one to keep you all busy.

Callistemon Mon 13-Apr-20 10:37:56

I've only got 99 in 4 arrows so far.

Back to the drawing board

Callistemon Mon 13-Apr-20 10:39:51

Ah yes, a bit of alteration and 100 in 6 arrows.

Callistemon Mon 13-Apr-20 10:43:44


gillybob Mon 13-Apr-20 10:45:06

100 with 6 arrows . Oops nearly explained....

Pittcity Mon 13-Apr-20 10:45:34

Is the second one 21 or is it another one of those trick pictures?

Pantglas2 Mon 13-Apr-20 10:46:24

I agree Callistemon, 21.

gillybob Mon 13-Apr-20 10:47:04

21 for the ๐Ÿฐ , ๐Ÿฅ and ๐ŸŒท

Marydoll Mon 13-Apr-20 11:53:23

No more takers?

Bathsheba Mon 13-Apr-20 12:39:24

I get 21 too for the second puzzle ๐Ÿฅฐ

Callistemon Mon 13-Apr-20 13:40:28

I keep thinking it could be a trick as it seemed too easy.

However, I can't see any extra bits on the chicks or bunnies

Callistemon Mon 13-Apr-20 13:42:42

That was clever, gillybob

I'm going to try it


yggdrasil Mon 13-Apr-20 15:17:01

I make it 21. Don't see any tricks here, like the ones on the U3A FB group

Marydoll Mon 13-Apr-20 15:58:31

No trickery involved. I can't be bothered being tricky today. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Doodle Mon 13-Apr-20 16:21:10

Oh Miss I forgot it was a school day today ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. Iโ€™m so sorry. Iโ€™ve been having a lazy day and I forgot all about it.
Iโ€™ll catch up now I promise.
(Looking round....who can I copy from....)

Marydoll Mon 13-Apr-20 16:22:53

Good to see you, * Doodle*. I missed you and your nonsense. ๐Ÿ˜‰

JackyB Mon 13-Apr-20 16:24:27

I found 101 with 3 arrows.

Bunnies and Co add up to 21.