Playing Card Quiz Puzzle with a Twist

You have a set of cards numbered from one to nine, and these cards are to be divided into two groups.

If you want two groups with the cards in one group totalling twice the value of the other group, you could have 1, 5 and 9 in one group and 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 in the other group. The first group sums to 15 and the second group to 30, and 30 is twice 15.

However, your challenge is to put the cards into two groups with the cards in one group totalling three times the value of the other group.

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Answer at 9.00 on Monday


  • Quiz Master Shop

    Phil, you’ll have to wait for the answer :-)

  • philip smith

    How is this possible if you use all the cards?
    cards 1 to 9 total 45
    If you want to share them in a ratio 1:3 this meanings dividing into 4 parts!!
    The total for 1 part is 11.25
    and 3 parts 33.75 ???

    1 to 4 is possible, 9 on its own and all other cards in second group totalling 36.

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