Puzzle: How fast are the trains?

3 05 2010

Two trains start at the same time, one from London to Liverpool, the other from Liverpool to Lon­don. If they arrive at their destinations one hour and four hours respectively after passing one anoth­er, how much faster is one train running than the other?

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This puzzle was taken from “Amusements in Mathematics” by Henry Ernest Dudeny.

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Our first puzzle- What’s the time?

27 04 2010

We’ll regularly be posting puzzles on our website to test your maths brains! We’ll try to make them easy enough so everyone can understand but challenging enough to make everyone have to think hard! Once you’ve worked out the answer share it and how you worked it out with the world by writing it in the comments section below!

What’s the time?

How many minutes is it until six o’clock if fifty minutes ago it was four times as many minutes past three o’clock?

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