**Today’s Challenge**

When multiplying two numbers together and then adding/subtracting a third number, there are four ways of reaching **60** when the three numbers used in each calculation are in the range 1-9 (which can be repeated).

One way to make 60 is (9×6)+6; can you find the other three?

[Note: (9×6)+6 and (6×9)+6 counts as just one way.]

**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 3rd & 5th rows contain the following fourteen numbers:

6 7 13 16 21 25 36 42 45 50 66 80 81 84

How many pairs of consecutive numbers are there?

**Make 66 Challenge**

Can you arrive at 66 by inserting 2, 3, 4 and 9 into the gaps on each line?

- (◯×◯+◯)×◯ = 66
- (◯×◯–◯)×◯ = 66
- ◯²×◯+◯×◯ = 66
- ◯³+(◯+◯)²+√◯ = 66

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

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