### Forgotten Number

I have forgotten the number of the combination of the lock on my briefcase. I did have a method for remembering it...

### Man Food

Sam displays cans in 3 triangular stacks. With the same number he could make one large triangular stack or stack them all in a square based pyramid. How many cans are there how were they arranged?

### Sam Again

Here is a collection of puzzles about Sam's shop sent in by club members. Perhaps you can make up more puzzles, find formulas or find general methods.

# Triangle Numbers

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Take a look at the multiplication square below.

The first eleven triangle numbers $1$, $3$, $6$, $10$, $15$, $21$, $28$, $36$, $45$, $55$, $66$ have been identified.

Can you see a pattern?
Does the pattern continue?
If so, can you explain why triangle numbers take up these positions in a multiplication square?

Thank you to Paul Stephenson from The Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus who provided the idea for this problem.