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### Nr. 1

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Pizza box: Pizza Margherita has cheese, tomatoes and basil
2.
Open-face cheese sandwich
3.
The two holes in to middle create a “division sign”
4.
The first number is six; the second number is three 6 : 3 = 2. Solution: 2
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Tomatoes: Look at the spots
6.
Calculate the spots with each other
7.
First add, then subtract, then multiply, then …
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Three spots plus three spots equals six spots; three minus three equals zero; three times three equals nine; three divided by three equals one. Solution: 1
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Basil: The Latin word for basil is Ocimum
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Numerical values for letters
11.
Coloured dots specify how to calculate
Solution
A red dot means add; a pink dot means subtract. O(15) + C(3) + I(9) – M(13) – U(21) + M(13) = 6. Solution: 6 Final answer: 216

### Nr. 2

1.
Stakes: Calculate the numbers with each other
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The colour determines the maths symbol
3.
Which solution is missing?
4.
Pink stake (33) 3-3=0; blue stake (33) 3:3=1; pink stake (75) 7-5=2; blue stake (62) 6:2=3; pink stake (62) 6-2=4; red stake (33) 3+3=6; yellow stake (71) 7x1=7; red stake (62) 6+2=8; yellow stake (33) 3x3=9. Solution five is missing. Solution: 5
5.
Watering can: The holes are important
6.
Opposing holes provide a solution
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Multiply and subtract
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Each number times and then minus the middle number (2) provides the solution. 1x2–2=0; 3x2-2=4; 2x2-2=2. Solution: 2
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Orchids: The same letters stand for the same numbers
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Logical sequence
11.
E=5
Solution
Seven times table backwards. A=7; B=0; C=6; D=3; … solution: 7 Final answer: 527

### Nr. 3

1.
Stool: The same letters stand for the same numbers
2.
The number on the edge provides the solution for the column/row
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Note X-X
4.
A=8; B=8; C=5; D=7; A+D+B+A=31 and B+B+C+C=26, which means the solution is 31-26=5. Solution: 5
5.
Books: Numerical value for letter
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Which letter is the right one?
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Cross out duplicates
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Note X-X
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Every letter except U is used multiple times. Numerical value for the letter U=21. The rule X-X applies, which means 2-1=1. Solution = 1
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Cacti: Number of “barrels” and “paddles”
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Multiply and divide first, then add and subtract!
12.
Maths symbols on pot
Solution
5 x 8 – 5 x 7 + 4 x 1 = 9. Solution = 9 Final answer: 519

### Nr. 4

1.
Spider: Note the thicker strands
2.
They create a number
3.
Push them together
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When pushed together, the thicker strands in the web form a four. Solution: 4.
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Pot: Particular sequence
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The sequence is 3 2 4 3 2 4 …
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The solution is not 2
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The number to the left of three is missing. Two is always to the right of three. Solution: 4
9.
Beans: Some beans are different
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Figure out the numbers
11.
Figure out the maths symbols
Solution
Greenish yellow beans produce the calculation: 3 + 2 x 2. Solution: 7 Final answer: 447

### Nr. 5

1.
Vampire picture: Shovels on the wall
2.
Is one missing?
3.
Roman numerals
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Preceding numbers are subtracted; succeeding numbers are added
5.
Three shovels with the Roman numerals 3, 5, 4. Means -3+5+4= 6. Solution=6
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Garlic: How many cloves?
7.
How many bulbs?
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Note X-X
9.
Eight cloves are on the ground. Total of nine bulbs. 9 x 8=72. X-X: 7-2=5. Solution: 5
10.
Egg (hen): Oddly broken
11.
The egg provides a number
Solution
Broken egg provides the number eight. Solution: 8 Final answer: 658

### Nr. 6

1.
Glove
2.
Note the pattern
3.
Angles
4.
O doesn’t have any
5.
Triangle (3) plus square (4) plus circle (0) = 7. Solution: 7
6.
The mice are looking in specific directions
7.
Time
8.
Coloured dots stand for maths symbols
9.
Left mouse (pink dot) is looking at 1:00 o’clock, middle mouse (orange dot) is looking at 11:00 o’clock, right mouse (pink dot) is looking at 3:00 o’clock. -1+11-3=7. Solution: 7
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Bag of soil: The same flower stands for the same number
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