In addition to wishing you all a very happy Easter, I also have fresh Maths and Chess puzzles for you to enjoy!
THE LOVE PUZZLE
Have fun solving
1LOVE x 3 = LOVE5
in which L, O, V and E represent different whole numbers from 1-9. Note that 1LOVE and LOVE5 both represent five-digit numbers, in normal base ten.
MATERIAL MATTERS LESS
The diagram shows a position from a recent chess training game that I played as White against my computer. We see that I stand a whole rook down, but the position matters more than material. It is White to play and win!
Solutions to the above two puzzles will be published in the next blog post.
…SOLUTIONS BEING PUBLISHED HERE INSTEAD
…DELAYED UNTIL 13.7.19.
THE SOLUTION TO 1LOVE x 3 = LOVE5
IS 14285 x 3 = 42855.
IN THE CHESS PUZZLE, WHITE WINS QUICKLY WITH
1 Nh6+ Kh8 2 Qf5! Nxf5 3 Rg8#.
SOLUTION TO THE BRAINTEASER INSPIRED BY ISABELLE’S DRAWING IN BLOG POST #53 ON MARCH 30th, 2019
The true story of the puzzle was: “Isabelle used a free page from her school diary, but the drawing was actually made exactly 2n weeks after the date shown on the page, where the exponent n is the largest whole number that is possible to-date.
Your fun challenge is to figure out the value of n, and the precise date on which Isabelle actually drew her drawing.”
ANSWER: Isabelle drew her drawing on Thursday 14 March 2019, exactly 224 days=32 weeks=25 weeks after the date shown on her diary page. n=5.
To conclude this article, I again wish everyone a wonderful Easter now xxx