© Juliet & Charles Snape 2012
Volume 17
CIRCA 50: Solutions

Front cover/Horse count
There are 20 horses altogether. (15 makes up
three quarters, so a quarter is five.)
The ten hidden towers are ringed.


 

 

 

 

 

 








Pages 2 and 3/How much off!
The discount of 30% on the Kids’ Stuff makes the prices as follows:
(1) £1.96, (2) £1.61, (3) £2.10, (4) 1.68, (5) £1.82,
(6) £1.89, (7) £2.07, (8) 1.75, (9) £2.03

The letters by the items that cost less than £2.00 will spell out ‘pencil’.


Pages 4 and5/Fair shares
(1) three quarters, (2) 5, (3) 22, (4) twelfths,
(5) one sixth. The correct answers will spell out the word ‘crust’.



Pages 6 and 7/
Finding fractions
The fractions are:
(1) 8/12 = 2/3 (2) 3/12 = 1/4 (3) 4/10 = 2/5

Here are three possible designs for 5/8, 5/6 and 1/3 :
















Pages 8 and 9/A route for Rufus
































3/16, 4/16 (1/4), 6/16 (3/8),1/16, 2/16 (1/8)
The letters by the sixteenths spell out ‘tower’.


Pages 10 and 11/Rescue from Count Fracture's castle
(1) the middle window shows 3/4: 5 out of 20 panes are broken, (2) 3/5 of a minute is 36 seconds,
(3) Jed has been imprisoned for 7 years (the longest) (4) there is a 33% chance of Frieda choosing the
correct door with the first key she tries, (5) 0.25 is left of the meal so 3/4 has been eaten, (6) the boat
has 1/8 capacity left once all the people are in the boat so its maximum is 240 kg. The secret word
spells ‘safety’.



Pages 12 and 13/Haunted rooms
Mr Green is in Room 104 and is visited by the ghost in chains. Mr Pink is in Room 101 and is visited by the headless ghost. Mr Yellow is in Room 102 and is visited by the Sea Captain. Mr Black is in Room 103 and is visited by the hooded man. Mr Red is in Room 105 and is visited by the Lady in White.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Page 14 and 15/Are you puzzled?

1. Coded message

This is a simple code, where the first letter of each word is put at its end. Beth’s message reads:

DEAR ABBEY
IT IS GREAT HERE. FAB HOTEL AND
HUGE BEACH. FOOD IS FANTASTIC.
THERE IS A BOAT TRIP TOMORROW
SO IT WILL BE AN EARLY START.
WILL WRITE AGAIN SOON.
YOUR BEST PAL
BETH

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2. How many?

The fewest coins that the knight can have is:
19 x 50 silver groat pieces
2 x 20 silver groat pieces
10 x 1 silver groat pieces.


3. Burst the balloons

All the balloons will burst:
9/27, 23/69, and 14/ 42 are equivalent to 1/3.
14/28, 53/106, 38/76, and 17/34 are 1/2.
6/8, 15/20 and 36/48 are equivalent to 3/4

 

4. Pairs of knights

The knights pair up as follows:
(A) and (G), (B) and (L), (C) and (I),
(D) and (E), (H) and (J), (F) and (K)

5. Every day race

Lady Avaline won on 18 days (she won 14 times more than Sir Bernard). Making a total of 22 days.

They left on a Sunday.
Three weeks is 21 days (Sun to Sat) and so the
22nd day is another Sunday.

Page 16/Fraction pictures

Noah (lake) has painted the most (10/12),
Alice (castle) has painted more than Jake (8/12),
Lucy (forest) has painted the least (5/12),
Jake (mountain) has painted less than Alice (6/12).