Please attempt the following puzzles and hand up your solutions to your maths teachers by 4pm on Tuesday. Don’t forget, big prizes up for grabs!
1. Andy Staunton is a real-estate agent. He recently sold a house and received a commission of 5%, from which, 21% was deducted in tax. He willingly gave half his earnings (after tax was deducted) to his friend Mike who had helped him complete the deal. Mike’s earnings were €6,450. How much was the house sold for?

 

2. Each of the nine different letters in the word SOMETHING has been given a different value from 1 to 9 so S+O+M+E+T+H+I+N+G = 45. Your challenge is to find the value of each letter, given the clues below:
(1) T+H+O+S+E = 27
(2) S+T+O+N+E = 28
(3) S+E+E+T+H+E = 26
(4) G+H+O+S+T = 24
(5) G+N+O+M+E = 23
(6) T+H+E+S+E = 22
(7) S+H+O+E = 22
(8) M+I+S+T = 18

Letter: S O M E T H I N G
Value: