by David Shaw, 30 May 2018 | 0 comments

I want to find a number that is divisible by three. I also want all of its digits to be 8s. Does my number exist?

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by David Shaw, 16 May 2018 | 0 comments

You probably know that half of 12 is six. But the other day, I caught a glimpse of a clock peeking between buildings. At that moment, I noticed that sometimes, half of 12 is seven. How is this possible?

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by David Shaw, 2 May 2018 | 8 comments

When you multiply a whole number by itself, you get a square number. When you take three copies of a whole number and multiply them all together, you get a cube number. There’s only one two digit number that is both a square and a cube. Can you work out what number it is?

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by David Shaw, 18 April 2018 | 3 comments

Jenny’s hard at work on a building site. This problem will tax her brain as well as her brawn!

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by David Shaw, 4 April 2018 | 1 comments

Terri’s just about to leave to go to a party. She’s trying to work out whether to walk or ride her bike. If she walks at a brisk pace of 5 kilometres per hour, she’ll be an hour late. If she rides her bike at 10 kilometres per hour, she’ll be an hour early!

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by David Shaw, 21 March 2018 | 5 comments

You’ve just received a secret coded message: AD, BA, BH, CE, DB, DI, EF You know it follows a pattern, but can you work out what pair of letters come next?

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by David Shaw, 7 March 2018 | 2 comments

1936 is a square number. That means you can make it by multiplying a whole number by itself: 1936 = 44 x 44

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