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## 'More Mathematical Mysteries' printed from http://nrich.maths.org/

Write down a three-digit
number

Change the order of the
digits to get a different number

Find the difference between
the two three digit numbers

Add together the digits of
your answer. If you arrive at a two-digit answer, add the two
digits to reduce your answer to a single digit answer

Subtract $5$ from the
number you have

Find that equivalent number
letter in the alphabet (1=A, 2=B etc.)

Name a country that begins
with letter

Using the second letter of
the name of the country that you chose, name a jungle animal that
starts with that letter.

Name the colour of that
animal.

Using the final letter of
the name of the country that you chose, name a different animal
that starts with that letter.

Name a fruit that starts
with the last letter of that animal's name.

Did you end up with orange
or apple?

How did I know?