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?
When you add the square of Thomas's age to Lauren's age the total is $62$. When you add the square of Lauren's age to Thomas's age the total is $176$. How old are Thomas and Lauren?
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.