DAY 119:

Today’s Challenge

Using the numbers 3, 6 and 6 just once each, and with + – × ÷ available, which three of the following target numbers are NOT mathematically possible to achieve?

1    2    3    4    6    8    9    12    15    18    21    24

This is from our innovative board game, Mathematically Possible, details of which can be found by visiting the game’s own website.

The 7puzzle Challenge

The playing board of the 7puzzle game is a 7-by-7 grid containing 49 different numbers, ranging from up to 84.

The 5th & 6th rows of the playing board contain the following fourteen numbers:

5   6   7   12   16   18   20   21   33   49   50   56   81   84

Which number, when adding 50 to it, becomes a square number?

Make 119 Challenge

Can you arrive at 119 by inserting 2, 6, 9 and 11 into the gaps on each line?

  •  (◯+◯)×(◯–◯) = 119
  •  ◯×◯×◯+◯ = 119

Answers can be found here.

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