# Puzzles

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#### Sunday Afternoon Maths LXVI

Cryptic crossnumber #2#### Sunday Afternoon Maths LXV

Cryptic crossnumber #1Breaking Chocolate

Square and cube endings

#### Sunday Afternoon Maths LXIV

Equal lengthsDigitless factor

Backwards fours

#### Sunday Afternoon Maths LXIII

Is it equilateral?Cube multiples

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Source: UKMT 2011 Senior Kangaroo

How many positive two-digit numbers are there whose square and cube both end in the same digit?

## Digitless factor

Ted thinks of a three-digit number. He removes one of its digits to make a two-digit number.

Ted notices that his three-digit number is exactly 37 times his two-digit number. What was Ted's three-digit number?

## Backwards fours

Source: FiveThirtyEight

If A, B, C, D and E are all unique digits, what values would work with the following equation?

$$ABCCDE\times 4 = EDCCBA$$## Cube multiples

Source: Radio 4's Puzzle for Today (set by Daniel Griller)

Six different (strictly) positive integers are written on the faces of a cube. The sum of the numbers on any two adjacent faces is a multiple of 6.

What is the smallest possible sum of the six numbers?

## 24 December

Today's number is the smallest number with exactly 28 factors (including 1 and the number itself as factors).

## 23 December

In the song

*The Twelve Days of Christmas*, how many presents have been given after 8 days?## 21 December

The factors of 6 (excluding 6 itself) are 1, 2 and 3. \(1+2+3=6\), so 6 is a

*perfect number*.Today's number is the only three digit perfect number.

## 20 December

What is the largest number that cannot be written in the form \(10a+27b\), where \(a\) and \(b\) are nonnegative integers (ie \(a\) and \(b\) can be 0, 1, 2, 3, ...)?