Given that my wife, Jenny, and my son, Michael, and I all love good films, I offer you the following fun puzzle…
Remove just one particular letter from FUN FILMS and then rearrange the remaining 7 letters to make a proper 7-letter English word. There is only one, unique solution, but I’m confident that you’re going to find it!
This past Monday, during lunchtime at Musica Mundi School, Michail (a Bulgarian student) and I laughed as he put a chunky chocolate muffin on his tray when I told him that I had solved a Maths puzzle involving muffins earlier that very same day!
My brand-new, fun puzzle for you (still based on the data in the above picture, though) is this: Imagine emptying the left and right pans of a balance scale, and then putting only bananas in the left pan, and only muffins in the right pan. How many bananas and how many muffins should be used so that the scale will be perfectly balanced? (Assume that the pans are large enough to accommodate all the goodies that are needed to do the job!!)
It’s possible to figure out the smallest number of bananas and muffins that will be required without even calculating their actual masses!
I’m always really pleased when students, colleagues, and other readers enjoy the puzzles and happily send me their best solutions, so please do feel free!
I hope you figure out the muffins like Michail…otherwise you might go bananas!!!😊😊😊
It’s my intention to give answers in a Part II sequel to this post ♥
but before I sign off today, I would like to share a neat chess puzzle with you…
With kindest wishes as always,
Paul M😊twani ♥
Corinthians 16:14 “Do everything in love.”
As another extra bonus, replace the letters FF in MUFFINS with CIA, and then rearrange the resulting 8 letters to make a proper 8-letter English word.