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Dice in a Corner

Age 7 to 11
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We had quite a few solutions sent in for this difficult challenge, most sent in good suggestions for a particular number of dice. It was particularly interesting to see how pupils recorded their work.

Zach and Lydia from Llandovery Prep School sent in this solution:

To get 18 you have to have the bottom dice with 3 facing up, with 5 and 1 facing out of the corner. The middle dice has to have 3 facing down, with 2 and 1 facing out of the corner.
The top dice has to have 4 facing down on top of the 4 that is facing up with 3 on the top and 5 and 1 facing out of the corner.

Macy from Cundall Manor School sent in the following:

Hello, My solution is for dice in a corner.
The top dice should have one on the top, two on the right, four on the left and six on the bottom.
The middle dice should have six on the top, two on the right, three on the left and one on the bottom.
The bottom dice should have one on the top, two on the right, four on the left and six on the bottom.
Thank you, From Macy 

The following solutions were, I think, using dice that go the other way see right or left dice

Marcus, Jack, Jesse, and Jack, from Canberra Grammar School sent in four different files.
Marcus first:
see the whole file here.doc


Jack sent in;
see his whole file here.pdf 

Jesse sent in;
  see the whole file 
 here.pdf 

Jack  sent in;
  see his whole file here.pdf 

Thank you all for your hard work, I do recommend that you look at the whole files for those above as they may very well inspire other pupils around the world.
Keep sending in your solutions in whatever form you like.