Maths Week Puzzle

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Can you solve today’s puzzle?

Easter Monday 1916 occurred on the 24th April. The centenary was commemorated on Easter Monday 2016 which fell on March 28th. ( from The Irish Times)

How many weeks were there between the two events?

Hint: Don’t forget about leap years!

Write you answer with your name in the comment box below!

 

38 Responses to “Maths Week Puzzle”

  1. Nadine Fitzmaurice

    366 x 25 = 9150
    365 x 75 = 27375

    9150 + 27375 = 36525 / 7 = 5217.85 = 5218

  2. Marissa Scappaticci

    I think the answer is 5200??

    Marissa Scappaticci

  3. Anonymous

    I think Monday’s maths week puzzle is 5,200

    Alanna Scappaticci

  4. Gabrielle K

    5225 weeks,
    52 weeks is a year, and there is 100 years between, =5200 [multiply)
    there is 25 leap years between , = 25
    Gabrielle.

    • Ciara Roughneen

      Hard luck Gabrielle, 52 weeks equals 364 days not 365 days.

  5. Ciara Roughneen

    Answer is 5,214 weeks

    100 years between 24 April 1916 and 24 April 2016

    100 years x 365 days = 36,500

    + leap days ( 25 years are leap years) 25

    = 36,500 + 25 = 36,525

    There were 28 days between March 28th and April 28th 2016

    minus 27 days 36,525-27 = 36,498

    36498/7 = 5214 weeks.