Apr 102014
 
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Mathematics Challenge

In the recent UK Maths Challenge organised by the University of Leeds, St Christopher’s Years 9, 10 and 11 students achieved 11 Gold, 8 Silver and 21 Bronze Certificates. Mohammad Fazli, Shehab Al Shehabi and Natalie Howe also gained “Best in Year” Certificates. 8 of the Gold Award students were also invited to participate in the follow-up rounds for which we are still awaiting the results. Here are some questions. No calculators allowed.

1 How many weeks are there in 8 x 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 minutes?

A 1    B 2     C 3      D 4      E 5

2 How many 4 – digit integers (from 1000 to 9999) have at least one digit repeated?

A  62 x 72  B  52 x 72  C 52 x 82  D 42 x 82  E 42 x 92

Solutions:  D and A

Gold Award winners Photo

Gold Award winners

Back Row L to R:  Shehab, Ahmed, Jamie, Sheran, Rishi, William   

Front Row:  Natalie, Mohammad, Feras, Zahra, Mahira