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Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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.

7 7 5
x 3 3

2 3 2 5
2 3 2 5 0

2 5 5 7 5