Maths Week Your Saturday morning puzzle

first_imgMaths Week: Your Saturday morning puzzle Part One. By Fora Staff Saturday 22 Oct 2016, 10:00 AM Oct 22nd 2016, 10:00 AM http://jrnl.ie/3035294 Image: Shutterstock/BestStockFoto 15,964 Views Short URL 21 Comments Image: Shutterstock/BestStockFoto MATHS WEEK KICKED off at the weekend and as is our annual tradition here, we’re setting you a puzzle a day with all answers published on site tomorrow morning.Get puzzling!THIS MORNING’S Q: On the tombola stand at the fair, tickets ending in a 5 will win a bottle of wine, tickets ending in a 0 will win a bottle of brandy and tickets ending in a 1 will win a box of chocolates.You ask how many tickets are in there altogether and you’re told:If you bought 50 tickets you’d be sure of winning a bottle of wine.If you bought 60 tickets you’d be sure of winning a bottle of brandy.If you bought 40 tickets you’d be sure of winning a box of chocolates.“But what chance have I of winning something?” you ask.“You have a 2 in 3 chance of winning something,” the tombalist replies.How many tickets in the draw?We’ll have a second puzzle this evening for you on site – happy Saturday!All answers will be published on TheJournal.ie on Sunday morning.The maths gene? It all adds up to a myth>Maths Week: Your Monday puzzle>Maths Week: Your Tuesday puzzle>Maths Week: Your Wednesday puzzle>Maths Week: Your Thursday puzzle>Maths Week: Your Friday puzzle> Share5 Tweet Email5 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more