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This week's Friday Puzzle

Six of the squares in the diagram are to be shaded so the shaded squares make the net of a cube.

Net of Cube

In how many different ways can this be done?

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Friday Puzzle (01/12/2017)

Two identical rulers and placed together, as shown.

two rulers

Each ruler is exactly 10cm long and is marked in centimetres from 0 to 10.

The 3cm mark on each ruler is aligned with the 4cm mark on the other.

The overall length is L cm. What is the value of L?

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Friday Puzzle (24/11/2017)

An amount of money is to be divided equally between a group of children.

If each child was to receive 60p, then £2.10 would be left over.

If there was 20p more than this amount of money, then there would be enough for each child to receive 70p.

How many children are there in the group?

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Friday Puzzle (17/11/2017)

Suppose that e, i, n and t represent different positive whole numbers,

n + i + n + e = 9,    t + e + n = 10 and i = 1.

What is t?

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Friday Puzzle (10/11/2017)

The area of a rectangle is 120 cm2, the perimeter of the rectangle is 46 cm.

What is the length of the diagonal of the rectangle?

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Friday Puzzle (03/11/2017)

What is mid-way between 1/15 and 1/3?

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Friday Puzzle (27/10/2017)

I throw a spherical ball and it lands in the snow.

When the ball is removed, the depth of the hole at the centre is 2 cm deep and the diameter of the hole is 12 cm.

What is the radius of the ball ?

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Friday Puzzle (20/10/2017)

Two numbers have a difference of 21. One number is 21% greater than the other. What are the two numbers?

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Friday Puzzle (13/10/2017)

Find the values of a, b, c, and d.

2a + 3b = 28,

8c + 6d = 40.

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Friday Puzzle (06/10/2017)

A biography of Queen Elizabeth II is published at five year intervals. The sum of the publication years is 10030.

When was the first volume published?

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