My family and I would like to wish everyone a very happy Easter and, particularly for young Super Sigurd, a really happy birthday today, too ♥
Vilja, Ask-Johannes and Sigurd all love puzzles, and today we’ve got a full feast for them ♥
SUPER Word Puzzle!
‘SUPER’ is quite a special word because if we repeat any one of its five letters, we can, in each case, rearrange the resulting letters to make proper six-letter English words.
For example, SUPERR can be rearranged to make PURSER.
Your fun word puzzle is to rearrange each of
to make proper six-letter English words.
SUPER Number Puzzles!!
The number puzzles will involve a special focus on the decimal number 14.4, in honour of Super Sigurd’s birthday on 14 April today ♥
Let’s also quickly check, here in Blog Post #125, that everyone is comfortable with the mathematical meanings of ‘cube root’ and ‘square root’.
The square root of 25 is 5 because 5 x 5 = 25.
The cube root of 125 is 5 because 5 x 5 x 5 = 125.
- I am now thinking of a specific whole number, N. It’s the day number in November of Vilja’s birthday. It’s also the age that Ask-Johannes will be on his birthday this year. Remarkably, the cube root of (14.4 x N) is a whole number. Exactly what number is N ?
2. I am now thinking of another specific whole number, S. It’s the last two digits of the year in which Super Sigurd was born. Remarkably, the square root of (14.4 x S) is the new age that Sigurd is on his birthday today! Exactly what number is S ?
SUPER Chess Puzzle!
As Sigurd’s favourite number is 4, enjoy solving the following chess puzzle in which it’s White to play and force checkmate in 4 moves.
I will round off by again wishing everyone a very happy Easter ♥♥♥
With kindest wishes as always,
Paul Motwani xxx
P.S. = Puzzle Solutions!
SUPERP→SUPPER or UPPERS
SUPERE→PERUSE, PUREES or RUPEES
- N = 15. Then 14.4 x N = 14.4 x 15 = 216, and the cube root is the whole number 6 because 6 x 6 x 6 = 216.
- S = 10. Then 14.4 x S = 14.4 x 10 = 144, and the square root is the whole number 12 because 12 x 12 = 144. Super Sigurd was born on 14.4.2010 and is now 12 today. Happy birthday again, dear Sigurd ♥
In the chess puzzle, White forces mate with 1 Rxe8+ Kh7 2 h5! gxh5 3 g6+ Kh6 4 Rh8#.
If Black instead promotes either the c-pawn or the d-pawn at move 2 in the line given above, then White responds with 3 hxg6#, checkmate!