Monthly Archives: July 2018

DAY 213:

The Main Challenge You have been given the task of manually numbering a 100-page document from 1 to 100. Which digit will appear most, and how many times? The 7puzzle Challenge The playing board of the 7puzzle game is a 7-by-7 grid … Continue reading

DAY 212:

The Main Challenge This type of calculation is carried out when playing our popular arithmetic and strategy board game, Mathematically Possible. Using the numbers 2, 3 and 3 once each, with + – × ÷ available, can you list the ELEVEN target answers from … Continue reading

DAY 211:

The Main Challenge As well as 9421 (9+4+2+1), list the SEVEN other ways of making 16 when adding together four unique digits from 1 to 9. The 7puzzle Challenge The playing board of the 7puzzle game is a 7-by-7 grid containing 49 … Continue reading

DAY 210:

The Main Challenge Try the following Mathelona challenge, similar to my pocket book challenges but slightly tougher!  Full details at Mathelona. Your task is to make all four lines work out arithmetically by placing the 16 digits listed below into the 16 gaps.  Can … Continue reading

DAY 209:

The Main Challenge . . . is very famous in Japan, having been an integral part of a TV advert for Google’s Nexus 7 tablet.  Click this YouTube link for a browse. Using the numbers 1, 1, 5 and 8 exactly … Continue reading

DAY 208:

The Main Challenge This puzzle invites you to use seven 2’s (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 and 2), with + – × ÷ available, in some special calculations. For instance, to make 1 and 2 you could simply do:  2 + (2÷2) – (2÷2) – (2÷2)  =  1 … Continue reading

DAY 207:

The Main Challenge When listing the first seven 3-digit numbers that do not contain a 0, 1 or 2 as part of their number, what is the correct total of these seven listed numbers? The 7puzzle Challenge The playing board of the 7puzzle … Continue reading

DAY 206:

The Main Challenge Study the seven clues below and place the numbers 1-9 into the nine positions. Each number should appear exactly once: x              x              x x   … Continue reading