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The only possibilities for the numbers are <math>11,12,13,14,15,16</math> and <math>10,11,12,13,14,15</math>. | The only possibilities for the numbers are <math>11,12,13,14,15,16</math> and <math>10,11,12,13,14,15</math>. | ||
− | In the second case, the common sum would be <math>(10+11+12+13+14+15)/ | + | In the second case, the common sum would be <math>(10+11+12+13+14+15)/3=25</math>, so <math>11</math> must be paired with <math>14</math>, which |
it isn't. | it isn't. | ||
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Problem
The numbers on the faces of this cube are consecutive whole numbers. The sums of the two numbers on each of the three pairs of opposite faces are equal. The sum of the six numbers on this cube is
Solution
The only possibilities for the numbers are and .
In the second case, the common sum would be , so must be paired with , which it isn't.
Thus, the only possibility is the first case and the sum of the six numbers is .
See Also
1990 AJHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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