Not Multiples

Write down the numbers from this list
which are not multiples of 8.

12 16 1 3 8 1 21 24
32 12 20 16 5 8 24 3

Convert the numbers you have written down
to letters (A=1, B=2 etc).
Make a mathematical word out of your letters.

Pencil

Teacher: Click here to show a table of letters and values.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Teacher: Click here to hide the table of letters and values.

 


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  • Mrs Wilshaw, Dunsten Collage,Essex
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  • Mr Hartley, Farmor's, England
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  • My class spotted a mistake in this puzzle and I am rather embarassed that they spotted before me! There is only one 3, which corresponds to c, so the solution cannot be calculate.
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  • Equally embarrassing is the fact that your class spotted the mistake before Transum did. Congratulations to your class and many thanks to you for the feedback. An extra 3 has now been added as can be seen above.
  • Georgina Kokkinos and Nandi Luthuli, West St. Leonards CP School
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  • Here is a word consisting of letters representing numbers which are not multiples of 3:
    Tenths (20,5,14,20,8,19)
  • Jodie Colvin and Becky Reeve, West St. Leonards CP School
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  • Here are some words consisting of letters representing numbers which are not multiples of 3:
    Take away,(20,1,11,5,1,23,1,25)
  • 8Y1, Garth Hill College Bracknell, Berks
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  • We found MATHS "13,1,20,8,19"
    SHAPE "19,8,1,16,5"
    SPEED "19,16,5,5,4"
    WEDNESDAY "23,5,4,14,19,4,1,25"
    8Y1 Garth Hill College Bracknell.
  • Harrytown Catholic High School, Stockport
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  • 7H from Harrytown in Stockport found Calculate, Cell (Alex Hickey), Acute (Charlotte Moores).
  • The Best Maths Class Ever 7cd/M2, King Alfred's College, OXON
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  • How about unscrambling these from the numbers 1 to 26 which are not multiples of 3:
    16,25,1,16,14
    13,1,20,8,19
    22,5,14,5
    7,19,22,7,20
    4,5,1,4
    4,1,4
    19,1,5,2
    5,19,13,1,8,20
    How many can you find?
  • Neeleeny, London
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  • Which numbers aren't multiples of three in the following:
    3 12 13 1 20 8 9 24 27.
  • Paul D'Silva, St Pius X Catholic High
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  • For 'not multiples' of 3 try TANGENT (20 1 14 5 14 20).
  • George, Ireland
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  • To find out numbers which are NOT multiples of 3, simply add the two digits together and if they come to 3,6,or 9 they ARE multiples of three if not, you have your answer.
  • Pupils Top Set Year 5, Dulwich Prep Cranbrook
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  • We found Maths, twenty, Add and ten. We love this website.

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