You may also like

problem icon

Oh for the Mathematics of Yesteryear

A garrison of 600 men has just enough bread ... but, with the news that the enemy was planning an attack... How many ounces of bread a day must each man in the garrison be allowed, to hold out 45 days against the siege of the enemy?

problem icon

Balancing 1

Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.

problem icon

Balancing 2

Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance, but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.

Rule of Three

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

"I quite agree with you," said the Duchess, " and the moral of that is - 'Be what you would seem to be' - or, if you'd like it put more simply - 'Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."

If it takes $4$ men one day to build a wall, how long does it take $60$ $000$ men to build a similar wall?