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?
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two?
How about three, four or six?
A magical island is inhabited entirely by knights (who always tell the truth) and knaves (who always tell lies). One day 25 of the islanders were standing in a queue. The first person in the queue said that everybody behind was a knave. Each of the others in the queue said that the person immediately in front of them in the queue was a knave.
How many knights were there in the queue?
If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.
This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.