### 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?

# Double with 1-9

##### Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level:

The answer can be any one of:

$(6729,13458)$, $(6792,13584)$ , $(6927,13854)$, $(7269,14538)$,
$(7293,14586)$ , $(7329,14658)$ , $(7692,15384)$ , $(7923,15846)$,
$(7932,15864)$ , $(9267,18534)$ , $(9273,18546)$ , $(9327,18654)$

To try and reach one of these, you know that the first of the digits in the answer must be a $1$ that is carried. Any odd digit in the answer means the digit before in the original number must have been at least $5$.

Since we know where the $1$ must go, if $5$ was not in the answer, the number beneath it would either be $0$ or $1$, depending on whether there was a carry, but there is no $0$ and the $1$ has already been used.

After this you need to work systematically until you can find a solution.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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