Maths puzzles to keep your brain going!

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Too much maths

How many times can you spell maths in the diagram on the right?

The rules are simple - start at any M and travelin any direction to adjacent letters to spell MATHS.

It is possible to spell maths more than once from each of the Ms.


Sue's zoo

How many pets has Sue got if all except two are dogs, all except two are cats and all except two are hamsters?



Recently, I needed exactly £2.00 to pay for my bus fare.

There was no change given on the bus.

Although I had over £2.00 in my purse, I could not pay for the bus fare exactly. What is the largest amount of money (in coins) I could have had in my purse?

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Have fun!!!