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And a bit of fun for a change …

February20

How many spare parking spaces are in this picture?see Post Support for answer

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The 25 Horses Puzzle

November23
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What fraction of the square is the pink triangle?

April27

Using your knowledge of Areas, work out what fraction the pink triangle is of the square (answer soon in post support):

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Is there a difference between Logic and Mathematics?

November13

Yes, there is a difference between Logic and Mathematics. David Joyce, Professor of Mathematics at Clark University makes the distinction like this – “Mathematics studies numbers, geometry, and form.  Those require definitions and axioms to characterize the subjects of study.  Logic is used to prove properties based on those definitions and axioms. Logic can also […]

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Trick Math Question Upsets Beethoven

October13

Frustrated maths fans were recently seething at a puzzling question. The trick question about Beethoven’s 9th Symphony was trending on Twitter after an alarmed person posted it. “An orchestra of 120 players takes 40 minutes to play Beethoven’s 9th symphony,” the question goes. “How long would it take for 60 players to play the symphony?” […]

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Another puzzle moment

May23

This puzzle is divided into quarters. Each quarter uses two missing numbers plus the 3 in the center to add to the number in the middle. For example, add the missing numbers at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock and the 3 to = 10. There are several combinations and this puzzle first appeared as a Year […]

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So you want to work for Apple?

December19

The following question was one that appeared during interviews for potential employees at Apple. How would you answer it? “There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled such that no label identifies the actual contents of the box […]

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Oxford Entrance Exam Math Q

October12

Q: Imagine a ladder leaning against a vertical wall with its feet on the ground. The middle rung of the ladder has been painted a different colour on the side, so that we can see it when we look at the ladder from the side on. What shape does that middle rung trace out as […]

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2x50c = stumped!

November4

A question in a high school maths exam has sparked heated online debate after students complained it was far too difficult. Australian Year 12 students in Victoria sat the VCE maths exam on October 30 and were faced with a problem that is sure to change the way they look at 50 cent coins forever. […]

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Puzzle Time again!

October24

Five members of the School Math team are running late for a big competition and hurrying toward the Hall—but they have to cross the stream that cuts through the campus. When they reach the stream, there’s a small boat tied up on their side that they can “borrow” to get to the other side. The […]

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