Blog Post #113: Nice puzzles for 11.11 tomorrow

Dear Readers,

Alice, a young student who knows about the special significance of Armistice Day, 11.11, has the following conversation with Armand, her great-great-grandfather…

Remembering with Thanks

Alice: “Great-great-grandfather, my mum told me that you were born not very long after the end of World War I.”

Armand: “That’s right, Alice! As I know that you like Maths, I will tell you this: If you multiply my age now by my favourite whole number and then divide by the age I was last year, the final result should be 11.11.”

Alice: “Wow, that’s cool! I think I can figure out your age and your favourite number!!”

Armand: “Here’s a bonus puzzle: Make a proper 11-letter word using all the letters of CAN REMEMBER.”

Your fun challenge is to join Alice in cracking her great-great-grandfather’s puzzles!

Wander, ponder and wonder with Alice! 😊😊😊

I intend to publish solutions in a few days’ time.

With kindest wishes as always,

Paul Motwani 😊😊😊 xxx

P.S. Here are the puzzle solutions, being posted now on 12 November 2021:-

Armand is 101 years old and his favourite number is 11.

101 x 11 Γ· 100 = 11.11

CAN REMEMBER makes REMEMBRANCE.

Author: Paul A. Motwani

My name is Paul Motwani, but my colleagues, my students and their parents mostly call me "Mr. Mo"! My middle initial, A, stands for Anthony, because I was born on the official feast day of St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of miracles and of lost souls. I love teaching Mathematics and Chess, and giving fun-packed talks and shows in schools and clubs. The popular ingredients of Math, Chess, Mystery and Magic are my "Fantastic Four", and I give prizes too! I am an International Chess Grandmaster, and (loooooong ago!) I was the World Under-17 Champion. I am the author of five published chess books and hundreds of newspaper articles. I live with my wonderful wife and son in Belgium. I also love music, movies and puzzles. I blog at paulmotwani.com. My e-mail address is pmotwani141@gmail.com. You can find me on Facebook, too.

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