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...
Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...
The diagram show the net of a regular octahedron.
In a magic octahedron, the four numbers on the faces that meet at a vertex add up to make the same total for every vertex. If the letters $F, G, H, J$ and $K$ are replaced with the numbers $2$, $4$, $6$ and $8$, in some order, to make a magic octahedron, what is the value of $G + J$?
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.