Success for Pinewood Pupils in UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

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Pupils from Years 6 to 8 took part in this year’s Junior Maths Challenge, run by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust. They were awarded 5 gold awards, 15 silvers and 6 bronzes.  Particular mention should go to Nathan McAvoy for gaining the best in school; Alfred Beadman (gold) and Izzy Bidwell (silver) for best in Years 8 and 6 respectively. Lara Scudamore, Tom Pritchard and Tom Gardener also gained gold awards. Nathan also did well enough to be entered into the next round, the Junior Kangaroo on June 14th.

Here is a question from this year’s paper. Answers to

The musical Rent contains a song that starts “Five hundred and twenty five thousand six hundred minutes”. Which of the following is closest to this length of time?

A: a week            B: a year               C: a decade         D: a century        E: a millennium

BONUS: If the song said “Five hundred and twenty five thousand six hundred seconds”, and you started counting these seconds at 00:00 on 1st January, when would you finish?