DAY 61:

Today’s Challenge

As it’s St David’s Day, our National Day in Wales, try this special alphabet number puzzle; probably the hardest you can ever imagine!

The longest place name in the UK is a small village on the island of Anglesey in North Wales. When allocating each letter of the English alphabet a numerical value, A=1 B=2 C=3 . . . Z=26 and adding the individual letters, what is the total value of  LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTISILIOGOGOGOCH?

If you wish to hear it pronounced properly, click the following links and listen to Hollywood actor Michael Sheen and weatherman Liam Dutton.

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 2nd & 7th rows contain the following fourteen numbers:

4   8   11   17   24   27   28   30   48   55   63   64   70   77

What is the sum of the even numbers listed?

Make 61 Challenge

Can you arrive at 61 by inserting 3, 5, 8 and 10 into the gaps on each line?

  •  ◯×◯++ = 61
  •  (◯–◯)×◯+ = 61
  •  (◯+◯)×◯+double = 61
  •  (◯+◯)×◯–half = 61

Answers can be found here.

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