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Coloured Squares

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Daman at St.Joseph's School in Vancouver, Canada; David from Tithe Barn Primary School and Alice agreed on the answer to Coloured Squares. David explains how he tackled it:

I did this puzzle by working through the clues one by one. I used multilink to represent the colours and used pink instead of purple.

I thought at first that the order on one of the lines was: green, orange, blue. Then I knew that orange was underneath so I did that too. Then I knew that yellow was to the left of purple and orange so I altered it completely. I made the top row: red, blue, green and underneath: yellow, purple, orange. Here is the image that David sent:

Two rows of three rectangles. Top row from left to right: red, blue green. Bottom row from left to right: yellow, purple, orange