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Tiebreaker

The Diary&#39s favourite read has to be The Actuary and not just because of this month&#39s riposte to the BBC&#39s Great Britons debate, the Greatest British Actuary Ever poll.

Yes, it&#39s the puzzle section. Full of mathematical problems, mile-long formulae and anagrams, it is the equivalent of page 3 for the actuarial profession.

Actuary puzzle – five marbles are in a conical funnel and all marbles touch the funnel wall. The smallest marble has a radius of 8mm and the biggest marble has a radius of 18mm. What is the radius of the middle marble?

The Diary was just wondering if any IFAs can help.

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