Puzzles to test numeracy skills - for the answers turn to page 57
1) Pirate Pete dug up some gold coins. He gave one quarter of the treasure to his mate, one sixth to the bosun and one twelfth to the look-out.
He kept the other 12 coins.
How many coins did the look-out get?
2) Pirate Pete dug up some rubies.
This time he gave one third of the treasure to his mate, one quarter to the bosun and one fifth to the look-out.
He kept the other 13 rubies.
How many rubies did the bosun get?