# DAY 55:

Today’s Challenge

‘Can You Pass A Simple Math Test?’ was recently published in the USA in an attempt to emphasise the importance of adult numeracy skills.

It contains five multiple choice questions; just answer A, B, C or D each time:

1. How many seconds are in 2 hours?   A)8,300  B)7,200  C)3,600  D)9,000
2. What is (4×5)+(718÷3)?   A)42  B)74  C)23  D)21
3. Calculate 235×13.   A)3,125  B)3,055  C)3,575  D)3,315
4. If c+d=d, what must the value of c equal?   A)1  B)0.5  C)0  D)1
5. Which decimal number is equivalent to 3/5?   A)0.35  B)0.53  C)0.6  D)0.3

The 7puzzle Challenge

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

The 1st & 5th rows contain the following fourteen numbers:

2   6   7   9   14   15   16   21   22   40   50   72   81   84

What is the sum of the multiples of 9?

Make 55 Challenge

Can you arrive at 55 by inserting 2, 5, 10 and 15 into the gaps on each line?

•  ◯×◯–◯×◯ = 55
•  (◯+◯)×◯+◯ = 55
•  (◯+◯)×◯–◯ = 55
•  (◯–◯)×◯+◯ = 55
•  (◯–◯)×◯–◯ = 55