Competitions in life are interesting. Yes, they can be busy and tired. But competitions help a person grow and think more creatively. Academic competitions are not based on the regular textbooks we learn in school. These competitions require you to dig deeper into concepts and study harder than ever. Although there are many students who study hard to participate in such competitions and Olympiads, only a few are selected. This may seem like extremely discouraging news to many students who are dedicating their precious time and energy to the competition, but this extremely difficult defeat has taught them extremely important lessons in life. life. One is that they teach you to work hard. Second, it teaches you to be patient when it’s your turn. Next, these lessons also teach you how to appreciate others before it’s your turn to be praised. Ultimately, these things teach you that sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it is never enough, and therefore, life always requires you to work harder to achieve. your goal. Similar lessons have been learned by Peter recently. Don’t know who he is? Let’s enjoy the story below!

## STORYTELLING TIME

Peter is a smart child. He is in 10th grade and is very hardworking, both in studies and in sports. He recently won a trophy in an intra-state basketball match and brought glory to the school. Everyone was extremely proud of the guy, but only he felt that his successes were not enough. Last month, he participated in an English Olympiad and was quite excited about its results. However, just two days ago Peter participated in a math Olympiad and returned home disappointed. His mother, who was usually very proud of her son, was worried when she saw the look on Peter’s face. Peter was quiet all day and missed his abacus class in the evening. This was a rare coincidence because Peter never missed his abacus class. Are the math quizzes in Math Olympiad really that difficult or is Peter simply having a very bad day? This is the Olympic question!

Math Olympiad question set for class X

*The math questions below are designed as quizzes. Each correct answer will be 5 points, each wrong answer will be deducted 2 points. You will have 10 minutes to solve this part.*

## Math puzzle 1:

What comes in the void?

1,8,27,64,?,216

## Math puzzle 2:

Imagine you were born in an odd year. After 50 years, on your 50th birthday, will it be an odd year or an even year?

## Math puzzle 3:

Frederick had 7 daughters. Each of them has a brother. How many children does Fredrick have?

## Math puzzle 4:

When shipping, Tom can put 10 small boxes or 8 large boxes into a carton. A total of 96 boxes were sent in one shipment. The number of small boxes is less than large boxes. What is the total number of cartons he has shipped?

Optical illusion: Finding the hidden bug in this image is extremely difficult. Can you find it?

## Math puzzle 5:

Three friends X, Y, Z are such close friends that they do everything together. Try multiplying them together or adding them together, you will get the same answer. Can you guess the numbers X, Y and Z?

Do you think these math puzzles are really difficult for a 10th grader? Can you solve them?

Hey, the Olympic answers have been announced. Let’s check the answer!

## Answer key:

## Math puzzle 1:

What comes in the void?

1,8,27,64,?,216

Reply:

125

## Math puzzle 2:

Imagine you were born in an odd year. After 50 years, on your 50th birthday, will it be an odd year or an even year?

Reply:

Odd

## Math puzzle 3:

Frederick had 7 daughters. Each of them has a brother. How many children does Fredrick have?

Reply:

Eight. Fredrick had only one son.

## Math puzzle 4:

When shipping, Tom can put 10 small boxes or 8 large boxes into a carton. A total of 96 boxes were sent in one shipment. The number of small boxes is less than large boxes. What is the total number of cartons he has shipped?

Reply:

11 boxes

## Math puzzle 5:

Three friends X, Y, Z are such close friends that they do everything together. Try multiplying them together or adding them together, you will get the same answer. Can you guess the numbers X, Y and Z?

Reply:

The three numbers X, Y, Z are actually 1, 2 and 3.

Did you get the right answer? Do you think Peter will be able to crack these?

Well, whatever your answers to these questions are, it is important to understand that the results of any Olympiad and competition cannot determine a person’s worth. *So no matter the result, Peter is still our superstar!*

: Optical illusion: It’s hard to find a tall animal. Try to find the giraffe hidden in the photo!

Categories: Optical Illusion

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