Consecutive Numbers

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

14 Divisors

What is the smallest number with exactly 14 divisors?

Summing Consecutive Numbers

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?

Cover-up

Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level:

If I place a $6$cm by $6$cm square on a triangle, I can cover up to $60$% of the triangle. If I place the triangle on the square, I can cover up to $2\over 3$ of the square. What is the area of the triangle?

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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