Brainteasers

22nd June 2001 at 01:00
PUZZLES TO TEST MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

* Blast off! Age 5-7

The rocket has three main parts: one red, one blue and one green.

You need some squared paper and a red pen, a blue pen and a green pen.

How many different rockets can you draw?

What if the rocket is in four main parts: two red and two blue?

How many different rockets can you draw now? * Ice creams Age 8-10 <> Ross, Sam and Tim are brothers.Their corner shop sells three kinds of ice cream: strawberry, vanilla and banana.

Ross said: "Each of us likes only two of the ice creams."

Tim said: "Each of the ice creams is liked by only two of us."

Sam said: "Ross likes strawberry and I don't like banana."

Which flavours of ice cream does Tim like?

ANSWERS (ON PAGE 47)


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