**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:

- How many seconds are in 2 hours? a)8,300 b)7,200 c)3,600 d)9,000
- What is (4×5)+(7–18÷3)? a)42 b)74 c)23 d)21
- Calculate 235×13. a)3,125 b)3,055 c)3,575 d)3,315
- If c+d=d, what must the value of c equal? a)1 b)0.5 c)0 d)–1
- Which decimal number is equivalent to 3/5? a)0.35 b)0.53 c)0.6 d)0.3

**T****he**** 7puzzle Challenge**

The playing board of **the 7puzzle game** is a 7-by-7 grid of 49 different numbers, ranging from **2 **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

**Answers **can be found **here**.

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