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Can you solve this Maths question Years 7 and 8 faced yesterday?

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maths-ChallengeOn Thursday, students in Year 7 and 8 took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge.

The girls were given 25 challenging questions to solve in 60 minutes. No calculators or geometric instruments were allowed – only a pencil and plain paper. They all worked hard and their papers have now been sent off to Leeds University for marking, with those from many other pupils around the country. How many will receive certificates? We shall see when we receive the results in the next few weeks!

Meanwhile, here is a question from the Challenge for you to try:

One of the three symbols + – x is inserted somewhere between the digits of 2016 to give a new number.  For example 20 – 16 = 4

How many of the following four numbers can be obtained in this way?

36        195        207       320

A) 0

B) 1

C) 2

D) 3

E) 4

Mrs Heppell
Head of Mathematics


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