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At the 7puzzle company, we produce regular number puzzles for our many followers from over 100 different countries. Our aim is to help improve basic knowledge and confidence of number & arithmetic in a fun way.

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#66

Insert + – x or ÷ where you see each ? below so the answer to the 7-number calculation will equal 80 when working from Left to Right, one step at a time, with no brackets allowed:

6   ?   2   ?   7   ?   7   ?   3   ?   8   ?   5   =   80

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#65

A number puzzle with a difference! Your task is to arrive at the target number of 24 by using FOUR unique numbers from 10-19 and with + – × ÷ available to use.

One example is (15 × 12 ÷ 18) + 14 = 24. Can you derive another?

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#64

Using 4 unique digits from 1-9, how many different ways can you make 20? As an example, one way is 9+8+2+1. List all the others you can find!

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#63

What is the smallest whole number above 200, which when divided by 63, leaves a remainder of nine.

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#62

If a=1, b=2, c=3, . . . z=26, find a 7-letter word from the English language that has the value of 80 when the values of the seven letters are added together.

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#61

A palindromic number is a number that can be read the same forwards and backwards (e.g. 33 and 797). How many of such numbers are there between 10 and 1,000?

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#60

Find the values of eight letters, A to H, from the given information. Each letter contains a different whole number in the range 2-50. Good luck:

  1. C is an odd number lower than H,
  2. D is an even number,
  3. G minus F is either 11 or 12,
  4. a fifth of B is equal to a third of C,
  5. F minus D is an odd number,
  6. H is a third of F, and E is a third of B,
  7. G divided by five is a whole number and odd,
  8. D is equal to B minus C,
  9. A is equal to 150 minus the sum of the other seven numbers.

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#59

You have been given a starting number, 18, and must arrive at the same final answer. There are ten arithmetical steps from beginning to end, each involving a whole number. Unfortunately the 9th, and penultimate, step is missing! What should it be?

Start at 18, then:

÷2     +3     –8     ×6     +4     –3     ÷5     ×2     ?     ×2     =     18

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#58

Starting from 1, find the sum of the first SEVEN whole numbers that do not contain a 3, 5 or 7 as part of their number, or are not multiples of 3, 5 or 7.

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