Number Trick 1

Step 1: Pick any digit smaller than 10

Step 2: Multiply the number by 2

Step 3: Add 6 to your answer

Step 4: Divide the digit by 2

Step 5: Subtract the first number you chose in step 1 from the last number you had in step 5.

Your answer will always be 3!

Number Trick 2

Step 1: Choose a number

Step 2: Subtract 1 from this number

Step 3: Multiply your answer by the number 3

Step 4: Add 12 to the number

Step 5: Divide the result by 3

Step 6: Add another 5 to the equation

Step 7: Deduct the number you chose in step 1 from the last number you got in step 6.

The answer will always be 8!

Number Trick 3

Step 1: Choose a three digit number, making sure that all the digits are the same eg. 222 or 111

Step 2: Add the three digits together

Step 3: Divide your three digit number by the sum of the added digits.

The answer will always be 37!

Number Trick 4

Step 1: Choose a three digit number

Step 2: Multiply it by 7, then by 11 and then by 13.

The answer will be a repetition of the three digit number you chose in step 1. (For example if you chose 123, your answer will be 123123)

Step 1: Pick any digit smaller than 10

Step 2: Multiply the number by 2

Step 3: Add 6 to your answer

Step 4: Divide the digit by 2

Step 5: Subtract the first number you chose in step 1 from the last number you had in step 5.

Your answer will always be 3!

Number Trick 2

Step 1: Choose a number

Step 2: Subtract 1 from this number

Step 3: Multiply your answer by the number 3

Step 4: Add 12 to the number

Step 5: Divide the result by 3

Step 6: Add another 5 to the equation

Step 7: Deduct the number you chose in step 1 from the last number you got in step 6.

The answer will always be 8!

Number Trick 3

Step 1: Choose a three digit number, making sure that all the digits are the same eg. 222 or 111

Step 2: Add the three digits together

Step 3: Divide your three digit number by the sum of the added digits.

The answer will always be 37!

Number Trick 4

Step 1: Choose a three digit number

Step 2: Multiply it by 7, then by 11 and then by 13.

The answer will be a repetition of the three digit number you chose in step 1. (For example if you chose 123, your answer will be 123123)

## Sudoku Challenges

**Sudoku**is a number placement game. It is a fun game whereby the player must fill in all the squares on a grid, so that each row, column and each 3x3 square contains all the digits from 1 to 9 without repeats or omissions. All you need is plenty of patience and a keen sense of logic. So go on - give it a go!! Good luck!

## Solutions to the Sudoku Challenges

Check back here next Wednesday 25th October for the solutions to the Sudoku challenges.

## Matchstick Puzzles

Matchstick Puzzles have a timeless appeal. There is a selection of easy, medium and difficult puzzles for you to solve. Remember you merely need to add, take away or rearrange the matchsticks to get the right answer. No breaking or bending of matchsticks is allowed! Best of luck!

After completing the puzzles, you may even find yourself inventing one or two of your own!!

Check back here next Monday for the solutions.

After completing the puzzles, you may even find yourself inventing one or two of your own!!

Check back here next Monday for the solutions.

Solutions to the Matchstick puzzles

**Check back here next Wednesday 25th October for the solutions to the Matchstick puzzles.**