CM Magazine: The Little Math Puzzle Contest

CM April 12, 1996. Vol II, Number 26

 The Little Math Puzzle Contest

The Little Math Puzzle Contest

Man seeks order and pattern in all things
Be ready to change your paradigm.

Puzzle #30

Going through the alphabet all of these letters have a property in common.
What are the two remaining letters also having this property?

A, H, I, M, O, T, U, V, W, ___, ___

Thank you to Nicholas Gould in Miss Smollett's Grade 5 class L.E.Reinsborough School - Dalhousie, New Brunswick.

Send your response by 8:00 a.m., Friday, April 19 to:

Puzzle #28 was the following:

Complete a list of single digit integers continuing the sequence shown.

8, 5, 4, 9, 1, 7, ____, ____, ____, ____

Thank you for this Puzzle to by Mr. J. Cowley's grade 6 class in Sacred Heart Elementary - Sarnia, Ontario

The answer to Puzzle #28 is:

The Winners -- Solvers of Puzzle #28

  1. Madame Scaplen's Grade 6 French Immersion Class Sacred Heart Elementary - Marystown, Newfoundland
  2. Mrs. G's Sensational Sixes Sun Valley School - Winnipeg, Manitoba
  3. Mr. Park's Brain Trust aka the Block 4 Comp. Sci. Class Jefferson High School - Portland, Oregon USA
  5. Amanda McCoy, gr5 Scott Gordon, gr 4 Joseph Welsh School - Red Deer, Alberta
  6. joint solution by Jeremy Layden, Ryan Smid Grade 4 Piper Creek Elementary School - Red Deer AB
  7. David Belanger, age 10 St. Michael's School - Belleville, ON
  8. Bruce Chung - T. Burnie's Grade 7/8 class St Anne School - Toronto, Ontario

    Another solution:

    The last 4 digits are: 0, 2, 3, 6
    The pattern uses digits with a closed loop (C) and without a closed loop (O)

    8, 5, 4, 9, 1, 7, 0, 2, 3, 6
    C O O C O O C O O C

    No explanation was given as to why 0 came before 6 or 2 before 3.

  9. Submitted by: Ross Neufeld, Cody Neigum, Michael Caldwell Grade 4 Piper Creek Elementary School - Red Deer AB

Andrea Pollock and Alex Nazarov
Royal West Academy, Montreal West, Quebec.

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