Team shortlist24 May 2015 AT 11:33 AM

Teatime Teaser: Maths

Can you solve this maths problem for 12-year-olds?
Team shortlist24 May 2015 AT 11:33 AM
Teatime Teaser: Maths
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Are you smarter than a 12-year-old? Each week, we're running a teatime teaser from the UAE high-school curriculum. So whether you were a Maths master, an English expert, or a Biology boffin, it's time to put your skills to the test. This week's question is a maths problem for 12-year-olds... 

Mr Hurst, as usual, is having difficulty doing the timetable.  He needs to get the five forms with the five teachers on separate days in five rooms. From the clues given can you find out the solution to Mr Hurst’s problem.

  • 7G had their lesson two days after 7N. Mrs Bakari’s class alphabetically precedes Mr Laws’ class but had their lesson the day after.
  • 7S had their lesson in CF11 earlier in the week than 7K, and Tuesday's class was done by a female teacher.
  • EG12 was the room used on a Wednesday, and neither 7I nor EG14 where used on Sunday.
  • Ms Gilmartin's class had the same initial as her surname, and Mrs Bakari's class had the lowest numbered room.
  • Mr Laws had his unlucky room for the lesson the day after that of Mr Pugh, who didn't have his lesson on a Wednesday.

Can you help Mr Hurst with his timetable?


Question courtesy of Kings' School Dubai,