The average (mean) of three numbers is 5/6. Two of the three numbers are 1/2 and 2/3. What is the third number in lowest terms?

[A solution to this problem will appear along with next month’s problem.]


A large cube 2 meters along each edge is cut into small cubes that are 2 centimeters along each edge. How many small cubes are there?

[ 1,000,000 or 1 million]


What is the missing number?

6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 = ? x 3

[ 16 ]

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Math Olympiad Contest Problems for Elementary and Middle Schools by Dr. G. Lenchner
Math Olympiad Contest Problems Volume 2 edited by Richard Kalman
MOEMS® Contest Problems Volume 3
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are sources of many such problems.

Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics 2nd Edition by Dr. George Lenchner
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