Today sees a 3-part number challenge similar to the **ELEVEN PLUS **questions 11 year-olds in the UK sat as part of the entry procedure for Grammar Schools many years ago!

**Three times a certain number is 107 more than 343. What is that number?****565 is the correct answer when three numbers are added up; one of them is 89, the other is 286. What is the third number?****One number in the line****1 9 16 23 27 31 34 36**doesn’t fit properly. Which is it?

Leave your answers below or e-mail me at **paul@7puzzle.com**.

1. 150

2. 190

2. 23 should be 22 as the patterns goes up by 8, 7, (then should be) 6, 5, 4, 3, 2

Superb on all three counts LJ 😮

1) The answer is 150.

Explanation: I got 150 as my answer because the question said that it is a 107 more 343 so I added them two up which makes 450 and then divided it by three which took me to the answer.

2) I got the answer as 190

Explanation: I got 190 because 286 + 89 = 375 , and then I subtracted 375 from 565 and I got 190 which gives me my third number.

3) 23

Explanation: It should be 23 because the sequence goes up in +8 then +7 and then it goes +7 again.