Taxes (AKA Take Your Maths)


Patrick Fenelon



GC Notes:

GC to update day-of-game.


Teams Start with a pack of "worksheets", this is a drop style paper puzzle


Teams should notice that each page of the packet has a single N.

Each equation ends with an answer (in the case of the one with a variable) or 2 blanks

Teams should notice the character set is the same as the one from "Chemistry"

Once they solve for N they can fill this in on the answer sheet (they will use this later)

Once they solve the missing number on the right hand side of the equations, they can fill this in the dashed lines in the center of the answer sheet

This is letter indexing, spelling the clue : AddNToYourBadgeNumber / SubtractNFromBadgeNumber

Once they add or subtract N to each person's badge # they will get answers they must convert to binary

(blue is what the teams should add)

This are the symbols they should now be able to decode, these are 15, 10, 12, 10, 13, 14 or in hex is FAÇADE (the final answer)


Common places where teams struggle / suggestions for hinting them through it.


There's a hard copy of the "Her Majesty's Tax Report" data combination form for all teams with the GC copies of puzzles.

Math symbols: