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Cracked Clock Quiz

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A ten question mathematical quiz about the numbers on a standard clock face.

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1. What do all of the numbers on a clock face add up to?

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2. If the clock face broke into two pieces and the total of the numbers on each piece was the same, what other number would be on the piece containing the 11, 12, 1 , 2 and 3?

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3. If the clock face broke into three pieces and the total of the numbers on each piece was the same, what would that total be?

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4. Could the clock face break into four pieces with the total of the numbers on each piece the same? Yes or no?

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5. Could the clock face break into five pieces with the total of the numbers on each piece the same? Yes or no?

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6. Could the clock face break into six pieces with the total of the numbers on each piece the same? Yes or no?

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7. What do all of the odd numbers on a clock face add up to?

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8. What do all of the even numbers on a clock face add up to?

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9. What do all of the prime numbers on a clock face add up to?

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10. One of the numbers dropped off a clock face. The total of the numbers left was greater than 71 and a prime number. Which number dropped off?

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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