EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways
of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be
To find the factors of a number, you have to find all the pairs of numbers that multiply together to give that number.
The factors of $48$ are:
$1$ and $48$
$2$ and $24$
$3$ and $16$
$4$ and $12$
$6$ and $8$
If we leave out the number we started with, $48$, and add all the other factors, we get $76$:
$1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 8 + 12 + 16 + 24 = 76$
So .... $48$ is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). ($48$ is less than $76$.)
See if you can find some more abundant numbers!