Building Tetrahedra

Can you make a tetrahedron whose faces all have the same perimeter?

A 1 metre cube has one face on the ground and one face against a wall. A 4 metre ladder leans against the wall and just touches the cube. How high is the top of the ladder above the ground?

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...

Collatz 13

Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:
See all short problems arranged by curriculum topic in the short problems collection

A sequence of positive integers $t_{1},t_{2}, t_{3}, t_{4}, ...$ is defined by:

$t_{1}=13$

$t_{n+1}=\frac{1}{2}t_{n}$ if $t_{n}$ is even

$t_{n+1}=3t_{n}+1$ if $t_{n}$ is odd.

What is the value of $t_{2008}$?

If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.