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Kate's Date

Weekly Problem 31 - 2012
When Kate ate a giant date, the average weight of the dates decreased. What was the weight of the date that Kate ate?

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Balancing the Books

Weekly Problem 32 - 2012
How many visitors does a tourist attraction need next week in order to break even?

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Grandpa's Rock Cakes

Weekly Problem 34 - 2012
Grandpa made a super-heavy rock cake. Five people have guessed the weight of the cake. Can you work out the weight of his cake?

Average Surroundings

Stage: 3 and 4 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Ali and Baba

Ali (A) and Baba (B) are shown surrounded by six thieves. The thieve's ages are given. Ali's age is the average of his four nearest neighbours', and so is Baba's. How old is Ali?


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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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