SOLUTION NOW AVAILABLE! – CLICK HERE
If you enjoy Maths and Christmas (and how could you not?), you might be interested in the new edition of the book I wrote with Hannah Fry: “The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus”.
(Or maybe you would prefer the US edition)
Rudolph has been kidnapped!
Santa could hardly believe his eyes when he awoke this morning to find that the leader of his sleigh was missing from Lapland’s luxury reindeer stables.
Santa knows one of his 7 elves (conveniently named One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and Seven) must be responsible, but which one? *
Luckily a mystery ally seems to have left him a few clues to go on…
(To see a colour-blind friendly version of these images, click HERE)
Santa has also received these eight curious postcards. Could they also be clues? Unfortunately, they have become mixed up in the post, so he’s not sure what order they go in.
The stakes are high. Without Rudolph, there is no way Santa will be able to deliver presents to the world’s children on Christmas Eve.
Can you work out which elf is responsible?
Please submit solutions/partial solutions/cries for help
on this page via the comments below.
And in case you didn’t see it last year, you can catch up with
our 2016 Advent Calendar of Christmas maths puzzles HERE.
* Of course, this is not the first time that one of the elves has engaged in criminal activity…