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Maths Gym

Begin with the number of the left, and then follow the steps indicated (e.g. add, multiply, percentage). What is the final number?

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A steam engine climbs away from Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle Railway towards to the old signalbox (behind the camera).

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Letters Game

What is the longest word you can make using these letters?

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Numbers Game

Work across from the number on the left, applying each arithmetical operation to the previous answer. What’s the final total?

Tip: Click any of the four inner squares to check your running total.

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