17th February 2006 at 00:00
Puzzles to test mathematical skills, set by Anita Straker. Solutions below More brainteasers on Who is this?

Use the code and the clues below to find the names of the children.

1 Two letters of my name are the same. They multiply together to make 25.

The other three letters are consecutive even numbers. Their product is 5760.

2 Two letters of my name are the same. Their product is 144. The letters with the highest and lowest values have a product of 25. The remaining letter has two digits but in Roman numerals it has three symbols.

3 One letter is a square odd number. Two different letters have a product of 100. The two remaining letters have a product of 88.

4 The three letters of my name have a product of 196.

A curious number

A six-digit number has a units digit of 4.

When the 4 is moved from the end to the beginning of the number, the new number formed is 4 times the original number.

What is the number?

Who is this? (Ages 8 to 13) 1 Peter. 2 Sally. 3 Keith. 4 Ann.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now