# Maths puzzles asks players to calculate how much each item is worth

## Are YOU smart enough to solve these euqations? Tricky brainteaser with baby items such as bottles and soothers will test your maths skills

• Puzzles have different items related to raising a child set up in an equation style
• Brainteaser challenges you to try and calculate how much each item is worth
• There’s an impressive 89-second to beat – so how good are your math skills?

A tricky equation-style brainteaser is sure to put the nation’s numeracy skills to the test.

The series of brainteasers, created by Reassured, are designed to encourage prospective parents to think about the financial impact of having a child.

Items of baby apparatus such as bottles, bibs and soothers costing different amounts feature in a set of tricky equations – challenging the reader to calculate how much each item is worth.

There’s an 89-second record to beat and you’ll definitely need to dust off your equation-solving skills from maths class at school to crack the puzzles.

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Puzzle 1: The series of brainteasers, created by Reassured, are designed to encourage the nation to think about the financial impact of having a child

Puzzle 2: Each puzzle features various average costs associated with raising a child across housing, food and clothing, rounded up to the nearest thousand pounds

Puzzle 3: How are you doing for time? Don’t forget, there’s an 89-second record to beat!

Each puzzle features various average costs associated with raising a child across housing, food and clothing, rounded up to the nearest thousand pounds.

It comes after recent research places the basic cost of raising a child until the age of 18 at £71,611.

This further rises to £152,747 when additional costs such as housing, clothing and food are taken into account.

So, have you managed to find all of the costings? Scroll down for the reveal…

Puzzle 1 answers: Take a look above to see if you got the costings correct

Puzzle 2 answers: The brainteasers get trickier as they go on, so are you still on track for a full house?

Puzzle 3 answers: If you scored all costings correctly, did you do it in under 89 seconds and beat the record time?

Another tricky visual puzzle, which is the work of Hungarian cartoonist Gergely Dudas, better known as Dudolf, challenges the nation to find the one bird in this vibrant brainteaser that doesn’t have a pair.

The brainteaser shows vibrant birds sitting on telephone wires, each with different combinations of colours on their heads, bodies and wings.

All but one has a matching pair… so can you find the odd bird out?

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The tricky visual puzzle is the work of Hungarian cartoonist Gergely Dudas, better known as Dudolf , who is known for creating seek-and-find pictures

There are a total of 41 birds across four telephone wires, so there are 20 pairs to be found.

Some are sitting snuggled up together while others are at opposite ends of the image.

If you’re struggling to find the odd-one-out, try looking around the middle of the picture.

Need another clue? The bird you are looking for has a blue head.

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In a recent seek-and-find puzzle, Dudolf had hidden a cat in a pack of happy raccon.

The seek-and-find puzzle, shared on his website, shows a number of raccoons with some snacking and others wearing hats – but among the crowd is a hidden cat.

Think you have what it takes to find the moggy?

Hungarian artist Gergely Dudas put together this seek-and-find brainteaser. Can you find the cat hiding among the raccoons?

The racoons in the drawing all have grey features, despite some standing out because of their colourful accessories, but can you tell where the cat is hiding?

If you’re struggling, try to scan the drawing from left to right and from top to bottom.

Dudolf is best known for created vibrant, light-hearted puzzles that flummox fans.

He has also created an illustrated children’s book and released collections of some of his best brainteasers.

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Answer: the cat was hiding in the bottom right corner with a raccoon ear disguising its face

As offices prepare for the return to work, a new puzzle has been created that challenges the nation to spot the mobile phone hidden among the familiar items found in the workplace.

The fiendishly difficult puzzle, created by UK-based retailer So Pure Air, is proving to be quite the challenge to even the most experienced of puzzlers.

According to the creators, the current record stands at an impressive 11 seconds. So, do you think you can beat it?

A new puzzle by UK-based retailer So Pure Air challenges the nation to spot the mobile phone hidden among the familiar items found in the workplace – and there’s a record of 11 seconds to beat

The brainteaser follows research that found almost half of Brits are reluctant to return to their office when lockdown is lifted.

The study with 2,000 UK adults explored the public’s attitudes towards returning to ‘normal life’ after lockdown.

The research revealed that two thirds said that COVID-19 has changed their behaviour forever, admitting that there are things they will never do again following the pandemic.

So, have you managed to spot the phone yet? Scroll down to find the answers circled in red.

The hidden mobile phone can be found circled in red hiding in the middle of the busy scene (pictured)

If you enjoyed that, why not have a go at this autumnal brainteaser?

The seasonal puzzle challenges players to spot six sneaky hedgehogs hiding among the leaves – and it’s left many people scratching their heads.

Created by UK home interior specialists hillarys.co.uk, it’s tricky to find just one of Britain’s favourite garden visitors.

So, do you think you can spot the six hedgehogs and beat the record time of 30 seconds?

Home interior experts Hillarys.co.uk have created a brainteaser to remind you to look out for hedgehogs in your garden this autumn

The key to solving this mystery is to focus on the darker shades of brown in the image.

Ready? Don’t forget to set a timer to see how long it takes you to track down the hedgehogs!

Pining for a little help? Or confident you found all the spiky creatures?

Why don’t you check the image below to see how you fared?

There they are! Did you spot all six of the hidden hedgehogs in less than the record time of 30 seconds?

If you’re hungry for more fun, why not try your hand at this Strictly Come Dancing-themed game?

The puzzle, created by UK-based Dancewear Central, was released to celebrate Nicola Adams and Katya Jones becoming the first same-sex couple to dance together on the hit BBC One show.

According to the creator, the fastest time recorded to find the elegant duo is 70 seconds- but how long will it take you?

A tricky puzzle (pictured), created by UK-based Dancewear Central, challenges the nation to spot the silhouette of a female same-sex couple amongst the other dancers

Whether you’re able to find them or not, hopefully the puzzle will provide a little distraction from the stresses of the current social disDANCING measures.

Give it a try and see how you get on. Good luck – and don’t forget to time yourself!

Do you think you’ve found it? Or are you hanging up your dance shoes and throwing the towel in?

Whatever the case may be, you can find the solution image below.

If you’re struggling to find the hidden couple, then gaze your eyes to the bright pink square circled above (pictured)

Certain insects love to wreak havoc on a well-packed wardrobe – with clothes moths being one of the worst offenders.

The pesky critters are often tricky to spot – so can you find one lurking among this assortment of garments in this tricky brainteaser?

The seek-and-find puzzle was created by Cleanipedia to discover how good the British public are at spotting camouflaged insects that hide around your home, especially as we enter spring.

Can you spot the clothes moth lurking among this assortment of garments in this tricky brainteaser?

Clothes moths like to lay their eggs on natural fabric like silk, cotton, fur, and wool, and when the larva hatches it eats away at the material, weakening fibres and creating holes in the garment.

They can get into your house in a few ways, but if you’ve recently imported some older clothing or upholstery, that’s most likely the cause.

The moth in this brainteaser appears to be munching away on one of the items of clothing, but can you spot which one?

If you’re struggling to find it, scroll down to the solution below.

There it is! The moth has managed to camouflage itself as it munches away on a brown felt hat – so did you manage to spot it?

Last week an educational seek-and-find puzzle challenged the nation to spot the seven hygiene hazards in a kitchen.

The tricky brainteaser, created by Hammonds Kitchens, was to help people keep in mind important hygiene habits when it comes to their homes.

According to the creators, the current record to find them all is 45 seconds. So, how will you fare?

An educational seek-and-find puzzle, created by Hammonds Kitchens (pictured), challenges the nation to spot the seven hygiene hazards

The company found that while 98 per cent of Brits have adopted new hygiene habits since lockdown began, these habits don’t seem to have made it into our kitchens, as the average UK residential kitchen would score just 1.6 out of five on the UK’s food hygiene ratings.

So with that in mind, why not test your knowledge in trying to identify them in the busy graphic?

If you give up and are keen to fund out where the others are, then scroll down for all to be revealed.

The answers, which can be seen circled in red, are: Dirty sponges by the sink, meat and vegetables on the same chopping board, freezer brokeny, soap dispenser by the sink empty, dead flies by the window, food waste dropped around the bin and dirty equipment (knives, plates)

Did you enjoy this puzzle? Why not try this one too where you have to search for the mute button hidden in the video call.

The vexing challenge has been created by UK-based event insurance provider Protectivity, who made the puzzle after phrases like ‘sorry I was on mute’ became commonplace in 2020.

With only one hidden symbol to find, puzzlers will have to look extra closely at the fiendish puzzle to spot the mute button.

With no record to beat, could you become the fastest puzzler to complete the challenge?

UK-based event insurance provider Protectivity has created a fiendishly tricky new seek-and-find puzzle tasking players to spot the hidden mute button

After a year spent on video calls, it hasn’t come as a surprise that many Christmas parties this year will be spent over Zoom.

With this in mind, the insurance provider recommended making your call more exciting by trying cocktail making, a Murder Mystery party, Christmas karaoke or a virtual secret santa to make the event more enjoyable.

If you’re struggling to find the button, turn your attention to the bottom right corner of the virtual party.

If you still haven’t spotted the pesky mute button, scroll down to find the answer.

Found it yet? The mute button is located in the bottom right corner of the festive Zoom scene