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1 December

One of the digits of today's number was removed to leave a two digit number. This two digit number was added to today's number. The result was 619.

2 December

What is the maximum number of lines that can be formed by the intersection of 30 planes?

3 December

What is the volume of the smallest cube inside which a rectangular-based pyramid of volume 266 will fit?

4 December

Put the digits 1 to 9 (using each digit exactly once) in the boxes so that the sums are correct. The sums should be read left to right and top to bottom ignoring the usual order of operations. For example, 4+3×2 is 14, not 10. Today's number is the product of the digits in the red boxes.
+÷= 2
+ ÷ -
÷-= 5
÷ - ×
-×= 4
=
3
=
5
=
6
Tags: grids, numbers

5 December

Today's number is the number of ways that 35 can be written as the sum of distinct numbers, with none of the numbers in the sum being divisible by 9.
Clarification: By "numbers", I mean (strictly) positive integers. The sum of the same numbers in a different order is counted as the same sum: eg. 1+34 and 34+1 are not different sums. The trivial sum consisting of just the number 35 counts as a sum.

6 December

When you add up the digits of a number, the result is called the digital sum.
How many different digital sums do the numbers from 1 to 1091 have?*
* There was a mistake in this question (it previously said 1092). If you answered the typo'd question right, your answer should automatically correct itself to 9 less than it was...

7 December

Put the digits 1 to 9 (using each digit once) in the boxes so that the three digit numbers formed (reading left to right and top to bottom) have the desired properties written by their rows and columns.
multiple of 25
today's number
all digits even
multiple of 91multiple of 7cube number
Tags: grids, numbers

8 December

Today's number is the second smallest number that can be written as a×b×c×d×e×f×g×h×i, where a,b,...,i are all integers greater than 1.

9 December

You start at A and are allowed to move either to the right or upwards.
How many different routes are there to get from A to B?

10 December

The smallest number that is equal to the sum of its digits multiplied by ten more than the sum of its digits.

11 December

This year, I have spend a lot of time working on the AVE game engine. Today's answer is the code to the safe in this Christmas themed game.
Tags: AVE

12 December

Here is a list of facts about today's number:
Tags: numbers

13 December

Put the digits 1 to 9 (using each digit exactly once) in the boxes so that the sums are correct. The sums should be read left to right and top to bottom ignoring the usual order of operations. For example, 4+3×2 is 14, not 10. Today's number is the smaller number in a red box to the power of the larger number in a red box.
+-= 8
- - -
+÷= 3
+ ÷ ×
+×= 120
=
8
=
1
=
8
Tags: Numbers, grids

14 December

In July, I posted the Combining Multiples puzzle.
Today's number is the largest number that cannot be written in the form \(27a+17b\), where \(a\) and \(b\) are positive integers (or 0).

15 December

A book has 386 pages. What do the page numbers on the two middle pages add up to?
Tags: numbers

16 December

Put the digits 1 to 9 (using each digit exactly once) in the boxes so that the sums are correct. The sums should be read left to right and top to bottom ignoring the usual order of operations. For example, 4+3×2 is 14, not 10. Today's number is the largest number than can be made from the digits in red boxes.
××= 6
× × ×
××= 180
× × ×
××= 336
=
32
=
70
=
162

17 December

The number of degrees in one internal angle of a regular polygon with 360 sides.

18 December

The smallest number whose sum of digits is 25.

19 December

The sum of all the numbers in the eighth row of Pascal's triangle.
Clarification: I am starting the counting of rows from 1, not 0. So (1) is the 1st row, (1 1) is the 2nd row, (1 2 1) is the 3rd row, etc.

20 December

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post about different ways to prove Pythagoras' theorem. Today's puzzle uses Pythagoras' theorem.
Start with a line of length 2. Draw a line of length 17 perpendicular to it. Connect the ends to make a right-angled triangle. The length of the hypotenuse of this triangle will be a non-integer.
Draw a line of length 17 perpendicular to the hypotenuse and make another right-angled triangle. Again the new hypotenuse will have a non-integer length. Repeat this until you get a hypotenuse of integer length. What is the length of this hypotenuse?

21 December

Today's number is a multiple of three. The average (mean) of all the answers that are multiples of three is a multiple of 193.
Tags: averages, mean

22 December

Today's number is a palindrome. Today's number is also the number of palindromes between 111 and 11111 (including 111 and 11111).

23 December

Today's number is the number of three digit numbers that are not three more than a multiple of 7.
Tags: numbers

24 December

Today's number is 191 more than one of the other answers and 100 less than another of the answers.
Tags: numbers

Advent 2016 Murder Mystery

2016's Advent calendar ended with a murder mystery, with each of the murderer, motive, weapon and location being a digit from 1 to 9. Here are the clues:
10
None of the digits of 171 is the location.
3
None of the digits of 798 is the motive.
7
One of the digits of 691 is the location.
16
None of the digits of 543 is the location.
5
One of the digits of 414 is the murderer.
20
The first digit of 287 is the number of false red clues.
8
Clues on days that are factors of 768 are all true.
22
The murderer is the square root of one of the digits of 191.
11
One of the digits of 811 is the weapon.
19
The highest common factor of the weapon and 128 is 1.
13
None of the digits of 512 is the murderer.
18
One of the digits of 799 is the motive.
17
None of the digits of 179 is the motive.
6
None of the digits of 819 is the location.
24
One of the digits of 319 is total number of false clues.
23
One of the digits of 771 is the murderer.
2
The weapon is not one of the digits of 435.
14
The final digit of 415 is the number of true blue clues.
4
The weapon is a factor of 140.
12
The number of false clues before today is the first digit of 419.
9
One of the digits of 447 is the motive.
1
None of the digits of 563 is the motive.
21
One of the digits of 816 is the murderer.
15
One of the digits of 387 is the motive.

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Tags: logic, advent
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