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?
Driving to Birmingham airport, Mary cruised at 55 miles per hour for the first two hours and then flew along at 70 miles per hour for the remainder of the jorney. Her average speed for the entire journey was 60 miles per hour. How long did Mary's journey to Birmingham Airport take?
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.View the archive of all weekly problems grouped by curriculum topic