Write down the numbers from this list
which are not multiples of 8.
12
16
1
3
8
1
21
24
32
12
20
16
5
8
24
3
Convert the numbers you have written down
to letters (A=1, B=2 etc).
Make a mathematical word out of your letters.
Teacher: Click here to show a table of letters and values.
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26 
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