** The Main Challenge**

This challenge has been taken from our series of **Mathelona** number puzzle pocket books.

Can you complete this task so all three lines work out arithmetically when inserting the digits **0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7** and **8** into the 12 gaps below?

◯ + ◯ = 6 = ◯ – ◯

◯ + ◯ = 15 = ◯ × ◯

◯ + ◯ = 1 = ◯ ÷ ◯

**. . . and as an added challenge . . .**

can you also complete this successfully if the 12 digits to be inserted were **0 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8** and **9**?

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**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 2nd & 4th columns contain the following fourteen numbers:

2 3 6 10 16 20 33 42 45 48 63 70 72 77

What is the sum of the multiples of 3?

**T****he Factors Challenge**

**The Mathematically Possible Challenge**

Using **5**, **6** and **12 **once each, with + – × ÷ available, which FIVE numbers is it possible to make from the list below?

6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60

#*6TimesTable*

**The Target Challenge**

Can you arrive at **324** by inserting **1**, **2**, **3**, **4** and **5** into the gaps on both lines below?

- (◯×◯+◯+◯–◯)² = 324
- ◯³×◯×(◯+◯)÷◯ = 324

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

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