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### What's in the Box?

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This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?

### What Is Ziffle?

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Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?

### Tom's Number

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Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.

### Divide it Out

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?

### What Two ...?

##### Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level:

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

### Square Subtraction

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Look at what happens when you take a number, square it and subtract your answer. What kind of number do you get? Can you prove it?

### Which Is Quicker?

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Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

### Sam's Quick Sum

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What is the sum of all the three digit whole numbers?

### The Deca Tree

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Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.

### Four Goodness Sake

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Use 4 four times with simple operations so that you get the answer 12. Can you make 15, 16 and 17 too?

### Eminit

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The number 8888...88M9999...99 is divisible by 7 and it starts with the digit 8 repeated 50 times and ends with the digit 9 repeated 50 times. What is the value of the digit M?

### Clever Santa

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All the girls would like a puzzle each for Christmas and all the boys would like a book each. Solve the riddle to find out how many puzzles and books Santa left.

### Factor-multiple Chains

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Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?

### Cows and Sheep

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Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.

### Being Determined - Primary Number

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Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

### Number Tracks

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Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

### Repeaters

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Choose any 3 digits and make a 6 digit number by repeating the 3 digits in the same order (e.g. 594594). Explain why whatever digits you choose the number will always be divisible by 7, 11 and 13.

### The 24 Game

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There are over sixty different ways of making 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing all four numbers 4, 6, 6 and 8 (using each number only once). How many can you find?

### Napier's Bones

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The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?

### Zios and Zepts

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On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

### Curious Number

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Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?

### 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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Using the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 once and only once, and the operations x and ÷ once and only once, what is the smallest whole number you can make?

### The Clockmaker's Birthday Cake

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The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

### Remainders

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I'm thinking of a number. When my number is divided by 5 the remainder is 4. When my number is divided by 3 the remainder is 2. Can you find my number?

### Always, Sometimes or Never? Number

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Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

### The Number Crunching Machine

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Put a number at the top of the machine and collect a number at the bottom. What do you get? Which numbers get back to themselves?

### Highest and Lowest

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Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

### The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

### All the Digits

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This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?

### Multiplication Squares

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Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.

### Penta Post

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Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g?

### What's My Weight?

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There are four equal weights on one side of the scale and an apple on the other side. What can you say that is true about the apple and the weights from the picture?

### Difficulties with Division

##### Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers looks at how teachers can use problems from the NRICH site to help them teach division.

### A Conversation Piece

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Take the number 6 469 693 230 and divide it by the first ten prime numbers and you'll find the most beautiful, most magic of all numbers. What is it?

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Use the information to work out how many gifts there are in each pile.

### Clock Face

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Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have the same total?

### Zargon Glasses

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Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

### Largest Number

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What is the largest number you can make using the three digits 2, 3 and 4 in any way you like, using any operations you like? You can only use each digit once.

### How Old?

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Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?

### Diggits

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Can you find what the last two digits of the number $4^{1999}$ are?

### It Figures

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Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

### X Is 5 Squares

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Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

### Book Codes

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Look on the back of any modern book and you will find an ISBN code. Take this code and calculate this sum in the way shown. Can you see what the answers always have in common?

### Machines

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What is happening at each box in these machines?

### Magic Potting Sheds

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Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?

### Next Number

##### Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level:

Find the next number in this pattern: 3, 7, 19, 55 ...

### Jumping

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After training hard, these two children have improved their results. Can you work out the length or height of their first jumps?

### Ordering Cards

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

This problem is designed to help children to learn, and to use, the two and three times tables.

### Amy's Dominoes

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Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?

### Countdown

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Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.