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# Round the Two Dice

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Age 5 to 7

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We had just a few solutions sent in for this challenge. Firstly, Harry and Credence from Craneswater Junior School wrote:

When looking at this problem, we found that it is impossible to round each of the numbers to the same whole number. We think this is because when you roll different digits you will always get a range of whole numbers that round either up or down.

Srieyohme from Woodend School wrote:

I rolled the dice over and got 36 different combinations. There were six combinations that give the same nearest 10 on rounding. They are 1 and 1, 2 and 2, 3 and 3, 4 and 4, 5 and 5, 6 and 6.

Woodmansterne Primary School would like to offer a solution

We found that when one die showed 4 and another showed 5, we could make 54 and 45, both of which round to 50.

Kind regards,

Hawthorn Class

Thank you for those submissions. If you can build further on any of these solutions, do get in touch with us.

When looking at this problem, we found that it is impossible to round each of the numbers to the same whole number. We think this is because when you roll different digits you will always get a range of whole numbers that round either up or down.

Srieyohme from Woodend School wrote:

I rolled the dice over and got 36 different combinations. There were six combinations that give the same nearest 10 on rounding. They are 1 and 1, 2 and 2, 3 and 3, 4 and 4, 5 and 5, 6 and 6.

Woodmansterne Primary School would like to offer a solution

We found that when one die showed 4 and another showed 5, we could make 54 and 45, both of which round to 50.

Kind regards,

Hawthorn Class

Thank you for those submissions. If you can build further on any of these solutions, do get in touch with us.