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Maths Week: Your Saturday puzzle

Figure it out.

MATHS WEEK KICKS off today and as is our annual tradition here, we’re setting you a puzzle a day with all the answers published on site next Saturday morning. 

To kick things off, we have ten short questions below to test your maths skills. You should be able to answer them without a calculator or any fancy formulae.

Get puzzling!


  1. Three children need to take a tablet each day starting on Saturday and finishing on the following Saturday. How many tablets are needed?

  2. What is three times one fifth of one third of €60?

  3. A coffee and a cookie cost the same as five cookies. If a cookie is 50c, how much is a coffee?

  4. You are able to drive at constant speed of 120km/h on a motorway. How long will it take you to drive 30km?

  5. In a supermarket you can get “3 for the price of 2” or 30% off each item. Assuming you do need 3 items which is better value?

  6. My age is four times what it was four years ago minus twice what it will be in four years’ time. What’s my age?

  7. What is four divided by one quarter equal to?

  8. Which contains more alcohol: a measure of whiskey (35ml at 40% alcohol content), a can of beer (500ml at 4.5%) or a glass of wine (200ml at 12%)?

  9. Many cans of sugared drinks contain 35 g of sugar. How much sugar would you consume in a year by drinking one such can a day?

  10. If it takes you 20 minutes to do 10 maths questions how long would it take you to 15 questions?

All answers will be published on next Saturday morning

Want more? See previous questions from last year here 

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