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Census

A census taker approaches a house and asks the woman who answers the door,

"How many children do you have, and what are their ages?"

Woman: "I have three children, the product of their ages are 36, the sum of their ages are equal to the address of the house next door."

The census taker walks next door, comes back and says,

"I need more information."

The woman replies, "I have to go, my oldest child is sleeping upstairs."

Census taker: "Thank you, I now have everything I need."

What are the ages of each of the three children?

There has been a mistake at the apple farm

Someone has mixed up the apples. Read carefully what has happened. Can you find a way to help solve the problem. There are 10 baskets containing apples. There are various amounts of apples in each basket ranging from 10 to 20. 9 of the baskets contain apples weighing 4 ounces each.1 of the baskets contains apples weighing 5 ounces each. All the apples look the same. The equipment you have is a set of scales and an empty basket. It is late and the Lorry is waiting to take the apples to market. You only have time to make one measurement using the scales. Can we find out which basket contains the 5 ounce apples?

A Great Puzzle

5+5+5=550 Is not true. Add a line to make it true.

Tower of Hanoi Try to work out the Tower of Hanoi

Try and assemble shapes into a letter T as shown.

Connect 4

Can you beat it!

Chicken Crossing

A man has to get a fox, a chicken, and a sack of corn across a river. He has a rowboat, and it can only carry him and one other thing. If the fox and the chicken are left together, the fox will eat the chicken. If the chicken and the corn is left together, the chicken will eat the corn.

How does the man do it?

Solve these maths problems

Problem 1

  • I have some pencils and some jars.
  • If I put 4 pencils into each jar I will have one jar left over
  • If I put 3 pencils into each jar I will have one pencil left over
  • How many pencils and how many jars?

Problem 2

  • Again I have some pencils and some jars
  • If I put 9 pencils into each jar I will have two jars left over
  • If I put 6 pencils into each jar I will have three pencils left over
  • How many pencils and how many jars?

The first one is quite easy. The second question is more involved You will probably need to create an algebraic expression for each statement in the problem. Solve the equations and you have your answer.

Flipping Discs

Two discs add to twenty. Can you put numbers on the reverse side so they add to

19, 20, 21, 22