Complete the pyramids so that the numbers in each brick is the sum of the two numbers in the bricks below.
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Level 1  Adding positive whole numbers
Level 2  Adding directed numbers
Level 3  Adding fractions
Pyramid Puzzle  The same sort of puzzle but with a different objective.
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The number in each brick of the pyramid is found by adding together the numbers in the two bricks below. To find the numbers in some bricks you may have to use subtraction if a brick number above is given. You will need a good problem solving styrategy to solve the last two puzzles in each exercise.
Use the forward slash / to type a fraction then the right arrow or tab key to end the fraction.
For example: Type 1/2 to get a half.
For mixed numbers, such as three and a half, type 3 space 1/2.
Fractions should be given in their lowest terms.
Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly. You can doubleclick the 'Check' button to make it float at the bottom of your screen.
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