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Train Carriages

Suppose there is a train with 24 carriages which are going to be put together to make up some new trains. Can you find all the ways that this can be done?

Briefcase Lock

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8, but not what order they go in.

How many possible combinations are there to try?