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Maths Week: Friday's puzzle of the day

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

Image: chumsdock via Flickr/Creative Commmons

ENGAGE THOSE BRAINS, folks: we have a teasing question for you.

Each morning this week, we have been setting you a (not too) tough riddle to get the cogs whirring and test your mathematical mettle.

If this prospect fills you with either a. joy, or b. dread, the mathsweek.ie site is worth a look – with events for maths fans and for those who might feel the need to brush up on their numeracy skills. The events are running from now until Sunday.

Friday’s puzzle:

A large tea is €1.20, a medium tea is €1, while a small is 60c. I buy 10 teas for €10, how many teas and of what size do I get?

The answers to each of this week’s puzzles will be revealed this afternoon at 2pm on TheJournal.ie.

Monday’s puzzle>

Tuesday’s puzzle>

Wednesday’s puzzle>

Thursday’s puzzle>

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