Here’s a bonus puzzle inspired by a recent Christmas purchase.
I bought this jolly fellow in Covent Garden:
We named him Philbert, for some reason.
As you can see, Philbert has two cubes in his stomach (dice, basically), each of which has a digit on each face. By rearranging the dice, you can count the days until Christmas.
Puzzle 1 (EASY)
The Solution of the Christmas puzzle is now available:
Some extra clues are now available for our Christmas maths puzzle:
The solution will be posted on Wednesday…
In the same spirit as our Mathematical Advent Calendar last year, here’s a new Christmas maths puzzle to muse on:
CLICK HERE FOR THE PUZZLE
A word of warning though. It is probably very tough. Indeed.
It’s the first of December, and the @elizabot_xmas Twitter account is up and running again, tweeting random phrases generated from the Queen’s Christmas broadcasts using a two-step Markov chain.
Follow her here.