This is level 3: pick prime numbers in the range 38 to 61.
Your job is to pick the
prime numbered fruit from
the tree by clicking on them
as quickly as possible.
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All the prime numbers have not been picked yet. Keep trying.
You have tried to pick a numbered fruit that is not prime.
Try to remember that is not prime.
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Level 1 - Pick prime numbers in the range 1 to 16
Level 2 - Pick prime numbers in the range 17 to 37
Level 3 - Pick prime numbers in the range 38 to 61
Level 4 - Pick prime numbers in the range 62 to 99
Level 5 - Identify numbers as being either prime or composite up to 144
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Currently the fastest time in the last month for this level (Level 3) has been achieved by Frank20 with a time of 0:08 (that is 8 seconds) on Monday, March 6, 2023. Can you beat that? If you can make sure you claim a trophy because that is how fast times are officially recognised.
Chris Smith @aap03102 Twitter,
Monday, September 16, 2019
"Youâ€™ve met the first six primes:
They form a nice calculation:
Stephanie Cardillo, Campbelltown PS
Thursday, November 28, 2019
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