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Miss MaryDoll’s mischievous mathematical machinations 😵😤🤯

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Marydoll Tue 14-Apr-20 07:59:42

Good morning all, here is today's fiendish (or not) question.

Sorry again, about the quality, trying to make them and change them into a jpeg for posting, doesn't always result in the best quality. sad

Hint: Remember there are 360 degrees in a circle.
Answers after dinner and I will try and post some small teasers during the day.

Saxifrage Tue 14-Apr-20 09:00:34

7.5 degrees

JoyBloggs Tue 14-Apr-20 09:16:38


mary51 Tue 14-Apr-20 09:27:09

7.5 degrees.

gillybob Tue 14-Apr-20 09:29:32

I think I might need to think about this one hmm

Polly99 Tue 14-Apr-20 09:35:56


gillybob Tue 14-Apr-20 09:38:28

After staring at the kitchen clock to make sense if it I agree with 7.5 degrees .

Callistemon Tue 14-Apr-20 10:03:50

libra10 Tue 14-Apr-20 10:07:19

0 degrees

gillybob Tue 14-Apr-20 10:07:51

I thought that at first too Calli had to stare at the notches on the clock to make sense of it .

Mind you I’m a complete noggin.

JackyB Tue 14-Apr-20 10:10:03

7.5 °

trisher Tue 14-Apr-20 10:21:54

3 degrees (when will I see you again?)

Marydoll Tue 14-Apr-20 10:27:21

Trisher, not in the near future, the way this lockdown is going! grin

I hope I don't run out of puzzles!!!

Callistemon Tue 14-Apr-20 11:20:04

I'm being a numpty.
It's not 0 at all of course.

Now I've had coffee--and some mini eggs-- I can think more clearly.
Pencil and paper


Marydoll Tue 14-Apr-20 11:24:56

If it was 0°, both hands would have to be on top of each other. wink

Another wee teaser to keep you going.
I'm off to clean out a cupboard! Who knows what secreted items I may find, prompted by finding the missing Easter stash this morning. 😁

Your parents have six sons including you and each son has one sister. How many people are in the family?

Callistemon Tue 14-Apr-20 11:28:28

9 altogether

Pantglas2 Tue 14-Apr-20 11:34:16


Pittcity Tue 14-Apr-20 11:58:09

I concur with the others on both answers.....sorry I'm late Miss.

Marydoll Tue 14-Apr-20 11:59:55

I will leave it for a while, class. Just in case the latecomers arrive.

Squiffy Tue 14-Apr-20 12:07:27

9 in the family.

Can't work out the first one! blush

Marydoll Tue 14-Apr-20 12:17:54

Try drawing a clock Squiffy and work out where the hands will be. The segment the two hands make, is a proportion of 360°, which is how many degrees are in a full circle.

Remember at 3:15, the small hand will have moved on from the three.

Squiffy Tue 14-Apr-20 12:20:28

Ah yes! Got it .....7.5 Phew!

Squiffy Tue 14-Apr-20 12:21:43

Didn't see your post MissDoll before I worked it out, so taxed my brain more than I needed to!! Thank you for the hint though smile

Squiffy Tue 14-Apr-20 12:22:25

Need a caffeine hit now wink

gillybob Tue 14-Apr-20 12:27:46

Cheeky one there Miss and I nearly fell for it !

9 people in the family smile