Counting the days to Maths Week….

Midlands Science is delighted to be delivering a number of events during Maths Week across the Midlands this October 12th-20th. The focus is on creating a more positive outlook towards maths and as part of this year’s celebrations we are running a competition where we will ask people to put on their thinking caps and solve some maths puzzles!

Check out our first two puzzles below and send your answer to jgorman@midlandsscience.ie to be in with a chance of winning a great prize!

  • One very famous historical problem: If 6 cats kill 6 rats in 6 minutes, how many will be needed to kill 100 rats in 50 minutes? The solution seems obvious but there are lots of ways to think about it!
  • If you have a basin that holds exactly 5l, a basin that holds exactly 3l and an unlimited supply of water, how can you produce exactly 4l of water?