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Maths Week Puzzle

By October 12, 2015October 15th, 201825 Comments

Today’s puzzle is from the

rob kearney

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


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