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A new episode is produced at the beginning of each month and contains a round up of developments on the Transum Mathematics website as well as a puzzle of the month.

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Episode Guide

30. Exam Average
What mark is required in the last exam to achieve an 80% overall average?. This episode was published on Fri, 30 Apr 2017 [Running time: 12:35]

29. Cake Cut
Where should the last slice of cake be cut to give two equal pieces?. This episode was published on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 [Running time: 12:59]

28. Holy Sphere
Calculate the remaining volume of the sphere after a cylindrical hole has been drilled through the centre.. This episode was published on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 [Running time: 11:15]

27. Jumping Flea
How many different places could the flea find itself after 8 foot-long jumps either north, south, east or west?. This episode was published on Tue, 17 Jan 2017 [Running time: 10:19]

26. Last Digit
How many positive two-digit numbers are there whose square and cube both end in the same digit?. This episode was published on Thu, 1 Dec 2016 [Running time: 11:47]

25. Central Station
The probability that the next train to leave will be going north is five times the probability that the next train to leave will be going south.. This episode was published on Tue, 1 Nov 2016 [Running time: 6:22]

24. Canteen Queue
Is it possible to answer the question if Betsy's age is not known?. This episode was published on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 [Running time: 10:14]

23. Separated Twins
Work out the combination of the safe given the clues about pairs of numbers.. This episode was published on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 [Running time: 7:07]

22. Divisible By Three
A puzzle about two digit numbers that can be made from ten different digits.. This episode was published on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 [Running time: 8:06]

21. Letters In Numbers
A brand new puzzle involving the letters in numbers when written as words.. This episode was published on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 [Running time: 7:52]

20. Square Angled Triangle
The angles of a triangle are all square numbers. What are they?. This episode was published on Tue, 3 May 2016 [Running time: 8:00]

19. Tri-Junction Puzzle
What is the probability of the three cars arriving at the road junction not being involved in an accident?. This episode was published on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 [Running time: 8:17]

18. Two Prime Squares
What is the smallest square number (greater than one) that cannot be expressed as the sum of two prime numbers?. This episode was published on Tue, 4 Mar 2016 [Running time: 11:17]

17. The Missing Pound
Where did the missing pound go in this story about three people visiting a restaurant?. This episode was published on Tue, 2 Feb 2016 [Running time: 6:52]

16. Ticks, Tocks, Tacks and Tucks
Find how ticks compare to tocks, tacks and tucks from the given information.. This episode was published on Thu, 7 Jan 2016 [Running time: 8:33]

15. The Power of Christmas
A question about indices to get you thinking mathematically at this festive time of year.. This episode was published on Wed, 3 Dec 2015 [Running time: 7:10]

14. Ant and Dec
What single question could Dec ask Ant to find out what he is thinking?. This episode was published on Tue, 3 Nov 2015 [Running time: 7:05]

13. Bookworm
How far does the bookworm travel on its meal-time journey?. This episode was published on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 [Running time: 6:40]

12. Three Mathematicians
How can the third mathematician be so certain that everyone wants a drink?. This episode was published on Tue, 1 Sep 2015 [Running time: 7:21]

11. Unfinished Game
If the coin tossing game was cut short how would you share the winnings?. This episode was published on Fri, 29 May 2015 [Running time: 9:19]

10. Alphanumbetical
Questions about the letters used to make the natural numbers.. This episode was published on Mon, 4 May 2015 [Running time: 6:43]

9. Best Dice
Which of the unusual dice would you choose to give you the best chance of winning the prize?. This episode was published on Wed, 1 Apr 2015 [Running time: 8:55]

8. The Birthday Problem
What is the probability of two or more pupils in a class having the same birthday?. This episode was published on Mon, 2 Mar 2015 [Running time: 9:44]

7. Enigma Vowels
A coding question inspired by the film The Imitation Game.. This episode was published on Tue, 3 Feb 2015 [Running time: 6:03]

6. Biased Coin
A mathematical question asked by Microsoft and Google interviewers.. This episode was published on Mon, 5 Jan 2015 [Running time: 7:56]

5. Twelve Days of Christmas
Can you figure out exactly how many gifts the true love sends during the twelve days of the Christmas holiday?. This episode was published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 [Running time: 13:46]

4. Chased by a Bear
This month there is a puzzle about an explorer being chased by a bear along with a question about imperial and metric measures with Measurement Man. This episode was published on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 [Running time: 14:38]

3. Halloween Bases
This month there is a puzzle about Why is halloween like Christmas along with news of the new Number Skills Inventory. This episode was published on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 [Running time: 14:45]

2. Torch Tunnel
This month there is a puzzle about four people making their way through a tunnel with just one torch along with news of the new numerology page. This episode was published on Mon, 1 Sep 2014 [Running time: 14:41]

1. Cube in Milk
This month there is a puzzle about a cube being lowered into a bucket of milk along with news of the new shunting puzzles. This episode was published on Fri, 1 Aug 2014 [Running time: 9:44]

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Where's Wallaby?

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