Amazing as it may seem the three fives remaining in the following
`skeleton' are sufficient to reconstruct the entire long division
This challenge is to make up YOUR OWN alphanumeric. Each letter
represents a digit and where the same letter appears more than once
it must represent the same digit each time.
Countries from across the world competed in a sports tournament. Can you devise an efficient strategy to work out the order in which they finished?
Catherine, Rachel & Fiona from The Mount School, York, Sonia
from Madras College, and the KS3 Maths Club from Strabane Grammar
School all solved this. Everyone used trial and improvement but
soon realised that there could not be a 2 in the two original
numbers. James of Hethersett High School, Norwich gave the best
explanation of the method. The answer is 775 multiplied by 33.