“Now Michael, If Angela has 4 apples, and takes away 3, how many apples does she have”

*Michael looks confused*

“I’ll have to call in an expert group to advise, report will be due in 11 months”

]]>The answer to the last (boxing tournament) question is a bit lengthy though. The key to the question is that “As soon as a boxer loses, they’re out of the competition.” If we have 15 boxers, then to find a winner we need to knock out 14 of them. If one boxer is knocked out per bout, then we need 14 bouts, regardless of how they’re organised.

Figuring out the number of rounds is a red herring, since it’s not a detail that’s required by the question. We only need the number of fights to calculate the time.

]]>A couple of the question seemed overly complicated for 4th class according to my recollections of it. The hardest thing was to remember how to do long multiplication. Surprised there weren’t any questions where you have to add time, they still confuse me to this day!

A nice nostalgic test, thanks Gavin!

]]>I’d have picked a fight with the teacher over that one.

]]>On the answer page it refers to it in italics.

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