**Today’s Challenge**

. . . is a regular favourite of ours where at least one decimal number is present in trying to arrive at our signature target number, 7.

Using the numbers 0.25, 2, 4 and 6 once each, and with the four arithmetical operations + – × ÷ available, can you arrive at 7 in two completely different ways?

**The 7puzzle Challenge**

The playing board of **the 7puzzle game** is a 7-by-7 grid containing 49 different numbers, ranging from **2 **up to **84**.

The 3rd & 5th columns of the playing board contain the following fourteen numbers:

4 8 11 12 14 15 17 18 25 35 44 80 81 84

How many pairs of consecutive numbers are listed?

**Make 342 Challenge**

Can you arrive at 342 by inserting 2, 3, 4, 5 and 5 into the gaps below?

(◯²+◯+◯)×(◯²+◯) = 342

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

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