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## Puzzle One

Mikayla has to visit towns A, B and C in any order. Some new roads are now available for connecting these towns with her Home as shown on the diagram below. How many different routes can she now take starting from Home and returning to Home, going through towns A, B and C in any order, but not more than once through each and not travelling any road twice on the same route.

## Puzzle Two

Sue has 6 siblings. They were all born 2 years apart. The youngest, Rose, will be 7 years old next year while Sue is the oldest. What is Sue’s present age?

## Puzzle Three

There is a barrel with no lid and some wine in it. “This barrel of wine is more than half full,” says the woman. “No, it’s not,” says the man. “It’s less than half full.” Without any measuring implements and without removing any wine from the barrel, how can they easily determine who is correct?

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## EQUATE+3 puzzle

Each row, column and diagonal is an equation and you use the numbers 1 to 9 to complete the equations. Each number can be used only once. Three numbers have been provided to get you started. Find the remaining six numbers that satisfy all the resulting equations. Note – multiplication and division are performed before addition and subtraction.

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## EQUATE+2 puzzle

Each row, column and diagonal is an equation and you use the numbers 1 to 9 to complete the equations. Each number can be used only once. Two numbers have been provided to get you started. Find the remaining seven numbers that satisfy all the resulting equations. Note – multiplication and division are performed before addition and subtraction.

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## EQUATE+1 puzzle

Each row, column and diagonal is an equation and you use the numbers 1 to 9 to complete the equations. Each number can be used only once. One number has been provided to get you started. Find the remaining eight numbers that satisfy all the resulting equations. Note – multiplication and division are performed before addition and subtraction.

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## EQUATE+0 puzzle

Each row, column and diagonal is an equation and you use the numbers 1 to 9 to complete the equations. Each number can be used only once. No numbers have been provided to get you started. Find the remaining nine numbers that satisfy all the resulting equations. Note – multiplication and division are performed before addition and subtraction.

Solution: