Monday, 3 December 2012

Monday Maths Madness 20

Today is the last Monday of my first term at university. It has gone by so quickly, but I am ready to come home at the weekend. I keep counting down the days, I can't wait! In the meantime, I have run out of pictures, so I think it's time for more puzzles. These are from Ball of Confusion again.

As I am sat here learning Christmas songs for Glee club, I feel it is appropriate to start with a Christmas puzzle.

Christmas past, Christmas presents

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a partridge in a pear tree. That was 1 present, but on the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, 2 turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. That was 3 more presents - 4 in total. We know, of course, that this continued for the entire 12 days of Christmas.

How many presents arrived on the 12th day of Christmas? How many presents arrived over the entire 12 days?

What to wear where

Three girls turned up to a party in a black dress, a green dress and a white dress. They were Miss Black, Miss Green and Miss White. Miss Black said, "It's amazing - our dresses match our names, but none of us is actually wearing the dress that matches her name."

The girl in green said "So what?".

Who was wearing which dress?

A toast to toast

You only have a grill and space for two pieces of bread under it, so it takes 4 toastings to do 3 slices on both sides. Or does it?

Can you toast 3 pieces of bread on both sides in less than 4 toastings?

That's all from me this week. I would find more, but I have songs to practise. Answers on Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. 1. 255
    2. Girl in Green must be Miss White
    Girl in white must be Miss Black
    Girl in Black must be Miss Green
    3.(1)toast 2 slices, (2)remove one and toast the un-toasted slice along with the other one left int the grill, (3)take the 2 last un-toasted sides and toast them.
    BOOM !!! and all in under 5 mins :D