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M is for Maths Talent Quest Mystery Cache

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Facitman: The Reviewer Archive is imminent and we haven't been able to find an alternate hiding spot. [:(] Hope to replace this with a new cache in the future as the park is well worth a visit!

Hidden : 05/28/2006
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Geocache Description:

M is for Maths Talent Quest is my first solo geocache! It is for my 2006 Maths Talent Quest entry.

If you go to the posted coordinates you will find yourself swimming with the ducks! So I strongly suggest that you take the easy path and instead solve the problems to find the correct coordinates!

For my Maths Talent Quest entry (MTQ), I chose to base my entry on the study of the Global Positioning System. The main part of my MTQ was measuring the area of a local park using my GPS. I then used that information to work out the perimeter. My next section was on……Geocaching! I thought is would be cool to place a cache based on my MTQ project. This is why I created a very kid-friendly cache called M is for Maths Talent Quest.

The Maths Talent Quest (MTQ) was first held in 1982. It is a competition open to all primary and secondary students. The MTQ aims to promote interest in mathematics and foster positive attitudes amongst students, teachers and parents. The focus is on the process of mathematical investigations. The Maths Talent Quest is a great opportunity to investigate, have fun and learn. I have participated in the Maths Talent Quest for 4 years now and have found it a fabulous experience every time!
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To find my cache, you must solve the following mathematical problems:

(1) A gardener bought 6 punnets of plants. In each punnet were 7 plants. He plants 5 punnets plus 2 plants from the last punnet.
How many plants did he plant?
The answer equals AA

(2) An irregular rectangle has sides measuring: 24 cm, 16 cm, 2 cm and 10 cm.
What is the perimeter of the irregular rectangle?
The answer equals BB

(3) a = 32 b = 61 c = 66
a + b + c = __
The answer equals CCC

(4) A rectangle has a length of 5 metres and a width of 29 metres.
What is the area of the rectangle?
The answer equals DDD

(5) 72 – 69 = __
The answer equals E

(6) Arnold had 53 apples, Jessica had twice as many apples as Arnold and Natalie had 54 apples.
How many apples did they have all together?
The answer equals FFF

Once you have solved the problems, arrange the answers to fit the coordinates.

*Make sure you put a zero/0 in front of E

I hope you have fun finding my cache!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur bgure raq bs gur ubyr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)