This Puzzling Sweet Shop

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Ruby went into the sweet shop with 10 ¢ to spend.

There were chews for 2 ¢, mini eggs for 3 ¢, Chocko bars for 5 ¢ and lollypops for 7 ¢.


What could she buy if she wanted to spend all her money?


Leo, Kai, Sara and Harry went into the shop too. They each had 20 ¢ to spend and they all spent all of their money.

Leo bought at least one of each kind of sweet. Which one did he have two of?

Kai spent his money on just one kind of sweet, but he does not like chews. Which sweets did he buy?

Sara bought the same number of sweets as Kai but she had 3 different kinds. Which sweets did she buy?

Harry chose 8 sweets. What could he have bought?

(If you want to do this using UK pence instead go here  )