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CROMWELL CHALLENGE

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Problem 1

Problem 1

In the box provided place a topical three letter word that can be attached to the end of the given words to form five longer words.

What is the word?

 

 

Problem 2

Calculate the numbers in the order shown, do not change the order of the numbers.

Replace each question mark with a mathematical sign.

Plus, minus, multiply and divide can each be used once only.

What are the highest and lowest numbers you can possibly score?

 

3 ? 5 ? 8 ? 5 ? 6 = 

 

Problem 3

Three men are lined up behind each other. The tallest man is in the back and can see the heads of the two in front of him; the middle man can see the one man in front of him; the man in front can’t see anyone. They are blindfolded and hats are placed on their heads, picked from three black hats and two white hats. The extra two hats are hidden and the blindfolds removed. The tallest man is asked if he knows what colour hat he’s wearing; he doesn’t. The middle man is asked if he knows; he doesn’t. But the man in front, who can’t see anyone, says he knows. How does he know, and what colour hat is he wearing?

 

 

 

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Past Challenges
Cromwell Challenge 1