Can you make a tetrahedron whose faces all have the same perimeter?
A group of 20 people pay a total of £20 to see an exhibition. The admission price is £3 for men, £2 for women and 50p for children. How many men, women and children are there in the group?
Three circular medallions fit in a rectangular box. Can you find the radius of the largest one?
Many students used trial and improvement
techniques to show that to blend the coffee then 4kg of Mocha, 2 kg
of Kenyan and 5 kg of Brazilian are needed if the conditions are to
be satisfied. These included students from Maidstone Girls Grammar
School; West Flegg Middle School; Madras College; Strabane Grammar
School; Trinity Academy, Edinburgh; Our Lady's Grammar School,
Newry; Clevedon Community School, Somerset and ACS Barker,
Joshua of Russell Lower Scholl, Ampthill,
Bedfordshire arrived at his solution which his father called trial
and error techniques. There is an easier and quicker way submitted
by Lyndsay of Mount school, York, which is represented below:
M + K + B = 11 (11 kg in all)
13M + 14K + 17B = 165 (cost is £165)
so 13 ( 11 - K - B) + 14K + 17B = 165
143 - 13K - 13B + 14K + 17B = 165
K + 4B = 22
Since B > K, the only whole numbers that fit are B = 5 and K
So the answer is 5 kg Brazilian, 2 kg Kenyan and 4 Kg Mocha.