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Maths Puzzles


Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 1

CalculatorA numismatist decides to divide his coin collection between his children.

The eldest gets 1/2 of the collection, the next gets 1/4, the next gets 1/5, and the youngest gets the remaining 49 coins.

How many coins are in the collection?

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[Ref: ZXNW] © Kevin Stone 



Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 2

FishA local fisherman caught a large trawler load of haddock.

He decided to donate some of his fish to the local community, 1,672 people in all.

To each person over 50 he gave 16 fish and to each person under 50 he gave 96 fish.

Only 3/4 of the over 50s collected their haddock and only 1/8 of the under 50s collected their fish.

How many fish did the fisherman distribute it total?

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[Ref: ZIAG] © Kevin Stone 



Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 3

CalculatorWhat is the 20th prime number?

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[Ref: ZACP] © Kevin Stone 



Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 4

FishA trout's tail weighs eight pounds.

Its head weighs as much as the tail and one-half of the body combined, and the body weighs as much as the head and tail combined.

What does the whole trout weigh?

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[Ref: ZKSK] © Kevin Stone 


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