CM Magazine: The Little Math Puzzle Contest

CM May 3, 1996. Vol II, Number 29

 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 #34

What is the next number following this pattern?

2, -2, 4, -12, 48, -240, 1440, ______

Send your response by 8:00 a.m., Friday, May 17 to:

(Any suggestions for puzzles will be happily received!)

The puzzles will stop at the end of May with puzzle #36.

A toughie:
-- find the logic and the next set of digits.

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, 312211, 13112221, __________

Deadline for toughie answer :- May 30th

Puzzle #32 results

Question #32 asked:

What is the next number following this pattern?

679, 378, 168, 48, 32, ______

The answer is 6.

Each new number is the product of the digits in the previous number.

Winners - Solvers of Puzzle #32

  1. Jan Roden and Craig Hunter West Texas Schools - Stinnett, Texas, US
  2. Natascha, Sophie, Amy 4LAV 6 Marilyn Ouimet
  3. Dap Duong Lincoln Centennial School - St. Catharines, ONT.
  4. Jasmin Harry General Vanier School - Winnipeg, MB
  5. Christopher Reid. I am a grade 4 Stanley Elementary School - Stanley N.B.
  6. Jenna Rotz, Sheryl Saliba, Joshua Davenport, Heather Burkett, Kaitlin Boone, Brittany Hilker, Erika Seelenbinder, Liz Caplan, Latrese Wilder - Mrs. Seltzer's fourth graders Indian Lakes Elementary School - Virginia Beach, VA USA
  7. Halina's math class Venture High School
  8. Andrew Law and Ian Macdonald in Mrs. Duguay`s class Campbellton Middle School - Campbellton, N.B
  9. Sheila Chin in T. Burnie's Grade 7/8 class St Ann School - Toronto, Ontario
  10. Waqaas Siddiqui, Grade 5M Bonnycastle School - Winnipeg Manitoba

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

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