### Consecutive Numbers

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

### Calendar Capers

Choose any three by three square of dates on a calendar page...

### Days and Dates

Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...

# Magic Octahedron

##### Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level:

The sum of the numbers on the faces is $2+3+4+...+9=44$.
Each number contributes towards the sum on exactly 3 vertices, so the sum of all the vertices is $3\times 44 =132$. This is shared equally over $6$ vertices so the sum of each vertex must be $132 \div 6=22$.
The sums at each vertex must be equal, so in particular $G+H+9+3=F+G+H+5$ which gives $F=7$. Then the vertex sum $F+G+J+9=22$ and, since $F=7$, we get $G+J=6$.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.