After some matches were played, most of the information in the
table containing the results of the games was accidentally deleted.
What was the score in each match played?
Using the 8 dominoes make a square where each of the columns and rows adds up to 8
There are exactly 3 ways to add 4 odd numbers to get 10. Find all
the ways of adding 8 odd numbers to get 20. To be sure of getting
all the solutions you will need to be systematic. What about a
total of 15 with 6 odd numbers?
This was a popular problem that was answered correctly by many of you.
The messages say "HELP ME" and "BROKEN".
Mathew Ladley from Saddleworth School reasoned as follows:
"For the first answer I narrowed down the possibilities of the broken
pin - either the bottom right or the middle right one (since these
hadn't been used). So then I just worked out what letter each symbol
could possibly be, and worked it out from there..."
Ben Goulding from Whitgift School added:
"The dot on the middle right is not working. Some letters do not need
this dot so do not get caught out."
Catherine Y and Yi Jean C from North London Collegiate decoded the
second message as follows:
"We made a list of possible letters for each symbol, allowing either no
mistakes or 1 mistake. We got a list as follows:
First letter could be: BFHL
Second letter could be: NORZ
Third letter could be: NORZ
Fourth letter could be: KLMOU
Fifth letter could be: DEHO
Sixth letter could be: MNPX
From here, we tried to make words:
The first two letters could either be Bo, Fo, Ho, Br or Lo.
We just tried various words until we got to BROKEN!!!"