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Today Puzzle #590

Puzzle No. 590– Wednesday 16 October

On this day 150 years ago in 1869, Girton College was founded as the first women's college in Cambridge University. Using standard Countdown rules, can you use the numbers 100, 10, 1, 8, 6 and 9 to reach the target of the year of Girton's founding 1869?

Today’s #PuzzleForToday has been set by Bobby Seagull, a school Maths teacher and Cambridge University Doctorate student.

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[(9 + 8) x (100 + 10)] - 1 = 1869

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