Amherst Words

Do you know your campus?

Can You Find the Number?

We created a math puzzle to see how well you know your Amherst trivia. Follow the steps below. When you’re done, enter your answer in the box and either hit the TAB key or your keyboard or mouse-click off the box to reveal the answer.

What year was Amherst College founded?

STEP 1: Take that number and multiply it by the following missing number:

Amherst is part of the [blank]-College Consortium.

STEP 2: Now take that number and subtract:

The year Biddy Martin became president of Amherst College.

STEP 3: Take that number and add the following missing number:

Biddy Martin is the [blank] president of Amherst College.

You’re almost there! And we’ll even give you a hint: Your number should now be over 7,000. 

STEP 4: So now take your number and subtract:

The year Amherst played the first intercollegiate baseball game.

STEP 5: Subtract 254 from your number. Your current number should be an even number. 

STEP 6: Now divide that number by the following missing number:

The year 2000 was the [blank] anniversary of Amherst going coed.

Now you should have your answer!

Enter it into the box below and then hit the TAB key on your keyboard or mouse-click off the box to see if you're correct. Note: DO NOT HIT ENTER, that will refresh the page.

Sorry, but your answer is too low.

Go back through and make sure you have each of the answers correct. To help, we’ll give you one of the answers:

Biddy Martin became president of Amherst in 2011.

Sorry, but your answer is too high.

Go back through and make sure you have each of the answers correct. To help, we’ll give you one of the answers:

The first intercollegiate baseball game took place in 1859.

Correct!

While it seems a little obvious to have the final answer be 200, we’ll be adding a few more math quizzes in the future, and we promise they'll be a bit trickier!

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