CM Magazine: The Little Math Puzzle Contest

CM May 31, 1996. Vol II, Number 33

 The Little Math Puzzle Contest

The Little Math Puzzle Contest

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

Archives of past puzzles and winners lists are available at:

The Little Math Puzzle is on summer holiday, but there are still a few answers that haven't been posted.

Puzzle #35 results

Question #34 asked:

What is the next number following this pattern?

235, 2225, 255, 2235, 257, 22225, ________

The answer is 2335.

Each number is made up of the prime factors of the numbers 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, so the next number is 90 (2x3x3x5)

Winners -- Solvers of Puzzle #35

  1. Bryan Harn, Kevin Dejardin and Nicholas Gould Miss Smollett's grade 5 class L.E.Reinsborough School - Dalhousie, New Brunswick.
  2. Cynthia O'Connell & Mrs Caplin L.E.R. School - Dalhousie, N.B.
  3. Chris, Melissa, Roberta and Sheila in T. Burnie's Grade 7/8 class St Ann School - Toronto, Ontario:
  4. Liz Caplan, Miriam Ferhut and Latrese Wilder fourth graders Mrs. Seltzer's fourth grade class, Indian Lakes Elem. School - Virginia Beach, Va., USA

    The solution 259 (2x5x9 = 90) was found by:

  5. Hedges Math Class Hedges School - Winnipeg, Manitoba

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

Information about the Little Math Puzzle Contest.

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