Greetings

From a group of any 4 students in a class of 30, each has exchanged Christmas cards with the other three. Show that some students have exchanged cards with all the other students in the class. How many such students are there?

Writ Large

Suppose you had to begin the never ending task of writing out the natural numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.... and so on. What would be the 1000th digit you would write down.

Euromaths

How many ways can you write the word EUROMATHS by starting at the top left hand corner and taking the next letter by stepping one step down or one step to the right in a 5x5 array?

Magical Products

Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

Put the nine number cards $$(1,2,3,6,\frac{1}{6},\frac{1}{3},\frac{1}{2}, \frac{2}{3},\frac{3}{2})$$ onto a square $3$ by $3$ grid so that each card occupies one square and the product of every row, column and diagonal is equal to $1$.

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.
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