Maths Week Puzzle

Today’s puzzle is from the Journal.ie

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

 

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

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2.

 

Joe

 

 

25 Responses to “Maths Week Puzzle”

    • Ciara Roughneen

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

  1. 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

  2. Anonymous

    i wonder what we will get for a maths puzzle tommorow

    • Ciara Roughneen

      Question one is correct Iarlaith, good effort.

  3. Anonymous

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

    • Ciara Roughneen

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

    • Ciara Roughneen

      Question 1 is correct! What a bout question 2?