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There were two things to discover here:

- Is it possible to total exactly 100 with the given set of numbers?
- If it is possible, how many ways can 100 be scored?

It took quite a lot of work to solve this seemingly easy problem as **Amelia** from Belchamp St. Paul Primary School shows in her calculations:

*I tried lots of different combinations of numbers and the closest number I got was 101. Then I tried this:*

3x17=51 100-51=49 49-17=32 2x16=32 4x17=68 32+68=100 |

**Tom** from Brecknock Primary School used this strategy:

*First I tried 40+39+24=103 then I tried 40+39+23=102
Next I tried all the possible ways to get rid of the extra 2.
I tried 100-16*2=68
I know that 17*4=68, so I added 68+32=100*

*Their solution: 16+16+17+17+17+17=100*

Are there any more possibilities? Are we sure?