<![CDATA[Comment on:Maths Week: The solutions to your puzzles]]>
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2020-02-25T13:43:17+00:00en<![CDATA[By: Awkward Seal]]>
http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/418699/well-done-journal-5566768/
Awkward Seal2016-10-23http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/418699/well-done-journal-5566768/Well done Journal. You should have a weekly puzzle. It was a lot of fun.
]]><p>Well done Journal. You should have a weekly puzzle. It was a lot of fun.</p>
<![CDATA[By: Ben McArthur]]>
http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/398927/thats-great-except-monday-didnt-say-explicitly-compound-5566966/
Ben McArthur2016-10-23http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/398927/thats-great-except-monday-didnt-say-explicitly-compound-5566966/That’s great except Monday didn’t say explicitly that it was compound interest and Saturday morning didn’t say explicitly that you would need to buy exactly 60 tickets to be sure of winning the brandy. This might seem pedantic but half the point of Maths Week is to demonstrate that it’s not all about numbers but also the way you think about the problem. It’s undermined when you’re not clear about what the problem is.
]]><p>That’s great except Monday didn’t say explicitly that it was compound interest and Saturday morning didn’t say explicitly that you would need to buy exactly 60 tickets to be sure of winning the brandy. This might seem pedantic but half the point of Maths Week is to demonstrate that it’s not all about numbers but also the way you think about the problem. It’s undermined when you’re not clear about what the problem is.</p>
<![CDATA[By: Fiona Fitzgerald]]>
http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/404820/great-exercise-thanks-journal-could-regular-puzzle-series-5567091/
Fiona Fitzgerald2016-10-23http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/404820/great-exercise-thanks-journal-could-regular-puzzle-series-5567091/Great exercise, thanks, Journal! Could we have a regular puzzle series over the week? Enjoy trying the quizzes, but the daily puzzle was even more fun to solve. Please?
]]><p>Great exercise, thanks, Journal! Could we have a regular puzzle series over the week? Enjoy trying the quizzes, but the daily puzzle was even more fun to solve. Please?</p>
<![CDATA[By: Fiona Fitzgerald]]>
http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/404820/on-mondays-changes-i-interval-years-days-counting-5567082/
Fiona Fitzgerald2016-10-23http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/404820/on-mondays-changes-i-interval-years-days-counting-5567082/On Monday’s one, not that it changes it much, but I made the interval 41 years and 5 days (counting that Monday too). Puzzled now, was that wrong?
]]><p>On Monday’s one, not that it changes it much, but I made the interval 41 years and 5 days (counting that Monday too). Puzzled now, was that wrong?</p>
<![CDATA[By: Michele Savage]]>
http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/45177/said-5568629/
Michele Savage2016-10-24http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/45177/said-5568629/…… what he said….!
]]><p>…… what he said….!</p>
<![CDATA[By: Pat O'Looney]]>
http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/495782/that-quiz-fun-yes-i-often-5567892/
Pat O'Looney2016-10-23http://www.thejournal.ie/profile/495782/that-quiz-fun-yes-i-often-5567892/That quiz was good fun and, yes, I do think we should have them more often.
I got Monday correct though I did not allow for leap years, assuming that each year had 52 weeks and calculated to last Monday
So I got £81,684,360
Tuesday was no problem, child’s play
Wednesday- with a little Algebra I got 3636
Thursday – a little arithmetic yielded 135 km
Friday- took a while but got it correct. Had to read the question a number of times
Sat evening – no prob Part a = B and part b: A = 3, B= 6 and C = 2
Sat morning- only saw that problem when I had seen the solution.
Thank you
]]><p>That quiz was good fun and, yes, I do think we should have them more often.<br />
I got Monday correct though I did not allow for leap years, assuming that each year had 52 weeks and calculated to last Monday<br />
So I got £81,684,360<br />
Tuesday was no problem, child’s play<br />
Wednesday- with a little Algebra I got 3636<br />
Thursday – a little arithmetic yielded 135 km<br />
Friday- took a while but got it correct. Had to read the question a number of times<br />
Sat evening – no prob Part a = B and part b: A = 3, B= 6 and C = 2<br />
Sat morning- only saw that problem when I had seen the solution.<br />
Thank you</p>