An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
What is the smallest number with exactly 14 divisors?
Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?
A class decides to raise money for charity using a 'silver line'. They invited people to put 10p pieces edge to edge to make a long line. The completed line was 25m long. Roughly how much money did they make?
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.View the archive of all weekly problems grouped by curriculum topic