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This week's Friday Puzzle

After a huge party there are 150 dishes to be washed by hand.

Chris says he can do it in 50 minutes.

Danny says he is slower and would take 1¼ hours.

As there are two sinks they decide to do it together.

How long will it take them and how many dishes each would they wash?

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Friday Puzzle (08/03/2019)

My combination lock has 4 dials, each dial has the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 on it.

To open the lock, no number can be repeated in the 4 digit code.

How many different combinations are there to open the lock?

If all the different combinations were added up, what would be the total?

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Friday Puzzle (01/03/2019)

A cyclist cycles up a hill and then down again.

The route is exactly 1 km to the top of the hill.

He wants to cycle at an average speed of 15 km/h.

If he can cycle up the hill at an average speed of 10 km/h at what speed must he come down the hill?

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Friday Puzzle (22/02/2019)

I have started playing ten pin bowling.

In my last game I bowled 199 and this raised my average (mean) from 177 to 178.

I want to raise my average to 179.

What must I bowl in my next game?

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Friday Puzzle (15/02/2019)

I have a four digit number with no zeros.

The second digit is four more than the first and three times the third digit.

The third digit is two more than the last and two less than the first digit.

The first digit is five times the last digit.

What number do I have?

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Friday Puzzle (08/02/2019)

Tessa the teacher has three cards with different numbers on them.

She says, ‘The numbers on the three cards add to a square number’.

She peeks at two of the three cards and says, ‘these two numbers add to a square number’.

She peeks at two different cards of the three and says, ‘these two numbers also add to a square number’.

She peeks at two different cards of the three and says, ‘These two numbers don''t add to a square! It''s either 5 too little or 6 too big!"

What are the three numbers on the cards?

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Friday Puzzle (01/02/2019)

Move two matchsticks to make six squares.

matchsticks

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Friday Puzzle (25/01/2019)

Continue the pattern.

number pattern

What number will lie directly below 400?

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Friday Puzzle (18/01/2019)

The three circles have the same centre.

concentriccircles

They have radii 3 cm, 4 cm and 5 cm.

What percentage of the largest circle is shaded?

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Friday Puzzle (11/01/2019)

A square piece of card has perimeter 24 cm.

Lynne cuts the card into two rectangles.

The perimeter of one of the rectangles is 16 cm.

What is the perimeter of the other rectangle?

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