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Age 6-8

Christmas crackers

Altogether there are 24 crackers in four boxes.

The first box has 2 more crackers than the second box.

The third box has 4 more crackers than the second box.

The fourth box has twice as many crackers as the third box.

How many crackers are there in each box?

Age 8-11 Season's greetings

Three friends bought presents for their families.

Ella bought one tin of toffees and two videos. They cost her pound;11.50.

Max bought two tins of toffees and one video. They cost him pound;9.50.

Jade bought two tins of toffees and two videos.

What did they cost her?

BRAINTEASER SOLUTIONS

Season's greetings

Add together the cost of the presents bought by Ella and Max. This tells you that 3 tins of toffees and 3 videos cost pound;21.

So 1 tin of toffees and 1 video cost pound;7.

So the 2 tins of toffees and 2 videos that Jade bought cost pound;14

Christmas crackers

There are 4, 2, 6 and 12 crackers in the boxes

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