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Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

An examination paper is made by taking 5 large sheets of paper, folding the pile in half and stapling it. The pages are then numbered in order from 1 to 20. What is the sum of the three page numbers that are on the same sheet of paper as page number 5?

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

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
You can find more short problems, arranged by curriculum topic, in our short problems collection.