An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
Choose any three by three square of dates on a calendar page...
Can you make a tetrahedron whose faces all have the same perimeter?
A 4 by 4 "anti-magic square" is an arrangement of the numbers 1 to 16 inclusive in a square, so that the totals of each of the four rows and four columns and two main diagonals are ten consecutive numbers in some order. The diagram shows an incomplete magic square. Can you complete it?
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.View the archive of all weekly problems grouped by curriculum topic