Can You Complete The Intermediate Math Challenge?

As pupils across the world complete the Intermediate Maths Challenge, we take a look at some past questions.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Gerry Hunsberger
Peter Blake, if October 31 is Wednesday, then Oct 30 is a Tuesday -- the 5th Tuesday of the month (2,9,16,23,30). But the problem says that there are exactly 4 Tuesdays...
Oct 10, 2021 6:32PM
9/10 I couldn't see the whole problem because the question covered half of it on number 10. I guessed 6 which was correct but I didn't count it as it was a guess. This quiz made me think way too hard for as early as it is. I haven't even finished 1 cup of coffee. I'm awake now!
Aug 19, 2021 9:28AM
Peter Blake
I stopped after question one. The answer could have been a Monday or Wednesday, what’s the point when you have 2 correct answers and you say one is wrong.
Aug 12, 2021 3:09PM
Jerry Edwards
fgleehaha, For future reference, turn your device through 90°. This might help. It did for me for question 10.
Jul 4, 2021 1:16PM
Jerry Edwards
theotishaynes, For future reference, turn your device through 90°. This might help. It did for me for question 10.
Jul 4, 2021 1:14PM
Couldn’t see a lot of the questions! So unfair!
Jun 30, 2021 7:41PM
For the square of a number to be less than the original number, the number must be less than one.Isabel Weinberg,
May 31, 2021 12:28PM
Greigg Graf
Make a little bit fairer if you could see the entire clue, without the question covering up half of it!
May 28, 2021 5:46PM
Dino K.
Impossible to answer some of those where picture is covered by question. Otherwise very good quiz.
May 4, 2021 11:32PM
Isabel Weinberg, Square of 1 is 1 (same); Square of 2 is 4 (100% more); square of. 3 is 9. So obviously if square is only 70% of original number, it has to be decimal place. 0.7 is only option
May 3, 2021 12:54AM
John Rego
I never use calculators, my challenge to self, so got 6 correct. Sometimes I feel that the phrasing may be a bit murky: still fun though
Apr 28, 2021 5:23AM
Camilla Prosser
I got 4 right, and they may have been guesses. I have been out of school for almost 70 years and the math I do is balance my checkbook. Add - subtract!
Apr 13, 2021 4:26PM
7/10, that was better than a cup of strong coffee, woke me up..!!😅
Mar 31, 2021 9:09PM
A great many of these questions are partly obscured by print. They are impossible to answer except by guess.
Feb 5, 2021 4:36PM
Rod Peel
Isabel Weinberg, The square of the number has to be less than the number (in this case 30% less or 70% of the original number. The squares of all positive integers greater than 1 are always larger than the original number so the only number of those shown that, when squared, gives a smaller number is 0.7 (squared = 0.49 which is 70% of 0.7). Does that help?
Nov 30, 2020 6:00PM

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