# DAY 38:

Today’s Challenge

Firstly, allocate each letter of the English alphabet a numerical value as follows, A=1 B=2 C=3 . . . Z=26.  If the value of the word DOG is 26 by calculating 4+15+7 for example, which two of the following 3-letter words have the same value?

AXE    AND    BUT    COT    EAR    MOP    SAW    TOP    WOK    ZOO

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 1st & 4th rows of the playing board contain the following fourteen numbers:

2   3   9   10   14   15   22   32   35   40   44   54   60   72

How many square numbers are present on the list?

Make 38 Challenge

Can you arrive at 38 by inserting 4, 6, 8 and 10 into the gaps on each line?

•  ◯×◯+◯– = 38
•  ◯²–◯²+ = 38
•  ◯²+◯+◯–◯ = 38

Answers can be found here.

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