Today’s puzzle is from the Journal.ie

**1.How many ways are there for a team to score 17 points in a rugby match?**

(Remember that a try and conversion is worth 7 points, a try without a conversion is 5 points and a kicked goal is 3 points. We will not differentiate here between a penalty goal and a drop goal, both of which earn 3 points.)

Find that too easy? Try this:

**2. If two teams play and their final scores together add up to 17 points, how many ways are there to make up this score? eg. 17-0**

In the comment box below, write in your two answers and your first name.

1.

2.

Joe

1. 2 try and conversion’s and 1 goal =17 2. 1 try and conversion and 2 try’s=17

and there is one more way- 4 penalties and an unconverted try.

1. two trys and a covertion and a goal

2. one way is one team has 7 points and the other team has 2 goals and 4 points

ava

Not the full answer, Ava

i wonder what we will get for a maths puzzle tommorow

1:Their is seventeen ways

2:Their is seventeen ways

gabrielle

Incorrect

(1)ans=2

(2)ans=1

Nope

1. 3

2.3

Question one is correct Emma, good effort.

1. 3

2. 5

Question one is correct Iarlaith, good effort.

1.2

2.3

Éanna

Im afraid not

One try and no conversion plus one try and one conversion and two trys and two conversion plus one drop goal Michael Connelly

Not sure what your answer is Michael? Only use your first name when answering

1, 3 ways 1. One converted try and 2 tries, 2. 2 converted tries and a goal and 3. 1 try and 4 goals

2. 12 Ways

Team 1 Team 2

17 0

14 3

12 5

11 5

10 7

9 8

8 9

7 10

6 11

5 12

3 14

0 17

Well done Éimear

1. 2 trys with conversions + a penalty goal

2. 4 Penalty goals + 1 try without conversion

2 Trys without conversions + 1 Try with a conversion

Eoin

Question 1 is correct! What a bout question 2?

1.5

2.2

Sorry, incorrect!

1. 3 try’s and 1 conversion

2. 9-8

Nadine

Not the full answers, Nadine