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Olympic Rings

Place the numbers in the rings so that the sum of the numbers in each ring is the same. The ring sum is 14 but that is the only clue.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

"One method of finding a solution to a puzzle in which the digits one to nine have to be arranged in a particular formation is by trying every different permutation. This strategy however is very time consuming. Even if it only took one second to arrange the numbers and check whether a solution has been found, you would need to allow over one hundred hours to complete the task!

Developing a strategy with some insight or consideration of the number patterns might be a better course of action. Good Luck! "

Deirdre Whittington, Alice Smith School

Friday, March 23, 2018

"The olympic ring problem, level 3, my class found 3 different answers - one that summed to 14, 13 and 11."

Deirdre Whittington, Alice Smith School

Friday, March 23, 2018

"Oops - just realised that the Level 1 and 2 ones were for 11 and 13! We did try to get one that added to 12 but were unsuccessful......is there one and if not, why not?"

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