Scaramouche is thinking of a number. Can you work out from the clues above what this number is?

What is the smallest number of clues you need to identify this number?

## Clue 5

The digits used to make this two digit number add up to eleven

## Clue 4

When this number is divided by three the remainder is two.

## Clue 3

If you add seven to this number you will get a multiple of ten.

## Clue 2

When this number is divided by six the remainder is five.

## Clue 1

When this number is divided by five the remainder is three.

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mixed | Number | Percentages | Time

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