A few hours ago, I sent a fun puzzle to a really smart lady: my Aunt Sheila, for her 82nd birthday today!
SEASON represents a 6-digit odd number in which only the first and fourth digits are the same.
The 3-digit right end SON equals the cube of N.
Also, N and A are the squares of E and O respectively.
Your fun challenge is to first figure out exactly what number SEASON represents.
Then work out SEASON x (A+S)
to wish Aunt Sheila a super-happy birthday today!
Chess enthusiasts may well also enjoy considering what is the strongest option for Black (to move) in the following position…
Wishing you all the very best,
734729 x (4+7) = 8082019 to celebrate my Aunt Sheila’s 82nd birthday today, 8.08.2019 !
The chess position occurred after White’s 19th move in the recent game K.Toma vs. J.Willow at this year’s British Chess Championships.
Black played 19…Bc5!! and White resigned (in view of 20 Nxc5 Qg5 with the decisive threats of …Qxg2# or …Nh3+ followed by …Qxe3; also, if 20 Qd2, then the simple 20…bxc5 leaves White with a fatal material deficit).