### Consecutive Numbers

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

### Tea Cups

Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

### Counting on Letters

The letters of the word ABACUS have been arranged in the shape of a triangle. How many different ways can you find to read the word ABACUS from this triangular pattern?

# Distinct in a Line

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Short Challenge Level:
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The grid can be filled up using only the numbers $1, 2, 3, 4, 5$ so that each number appears just once in each row, once in each column, and once in each diagonal. Which number goes in the centre square?

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.