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Thirty Six Exactly

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The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?

Eminit

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The number 8888...88M9999...99 is divisible by 7 and it starts with the digit 8 repeated 50 times and ends with the digit 9 repeated 50 times. What is the value of the digit M?

Even So

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Find some triples of whole numbers a, b and c such that a^2 + b^2 + c^2 is a multiple of 4. Is it necessarily the case that a, b and c must all be even? If so, can you explain why?

American Billions

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Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...

Inclusion Exclusion

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How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3 or 5?

Can You Find a Perfect Number?

Stage: 2 and 3

Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...

Cuboids

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Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?

Factoring Factorials

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Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.

What a Joke

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Each letter represents a different positive digit AHHAAH / JOKE = HA What are the values of each of the letters?

Got It

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A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

Hot Pursuit

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The sum of the first 'n' natural numbers is a 3 digit number in which all the digits are the same. How many numbers have been summed?

Three Times Seven

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A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?

AB Search

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The five digit number A679B, in base ten, is divisible by 72. What are the values of A and B?

Factorial

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How many zeros are there at the end of the number which is the product of first hundred positive integers?

14 Divisors

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What is the smallest number with exactly 14 divisors?

Mod 3

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Prove that if a^2+b^2 is a multiple of 3 then both a and b are multiples of 3.

Times Right

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Using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, mulitply a two two digit numbers are multiplied to give a four digit number, so that the expression is correct. How many different solutions can you find?

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A mathematician goes into a supermarket and buys four items. Using a calculator she multiplies the cost instead of adding them. How can her answer be the same as the total at the till?

Big Powers

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Three people chose this as a favourite problem. It is the sort of problem that needs thinking time - but once the connection is made it gives access to many similar ideas.

Hidden Squares

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Rectangles are considered different if they vary in size or have different locations. How many different rectangles can be drawn on a chessboard?

A First Product Sudoku

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Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?

Ben's Game

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Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.

Stars

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Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?

Factor Track

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.

Missing Multipliers

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What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?

What Numbers Can We Make?

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Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?

Charlie's Delightful Machine

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Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

Sieve of Eratosthenes

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Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.

Transposition Cipher

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?

What Numbers Can We Make Now?

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Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?

Substitution Cipher

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

Substitution Transposed

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Substitution and Transposition all in one! How fiendish can these codes get?

Exploring Simple Mappings

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Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.

Counting Cogs

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?

Data Chunks

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Data is sent in chunks of two different sizes - a yellow chunk has 5 characters and a blue chunk has 9 characters. A data slot of size 31 cannot be exactly filled with a combination of yellow and. . . .

Different by One

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Make a line of green and a line of yellow rods so that the lines differ in length by one (a white rod)

Napier's Location Arithmetic

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Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?

Product Sudoku

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

Multiplication Equation Sudoku

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The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.

LCM Sudoku II

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.

Mathematical Swimmer

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Twice a week I go swimming and swim the same number of lengths of the pool each time. As I swim, I count the lengths I've done so far, and make it into a fraction of the whole number of lengths I. . . .

Shifting Times Tables

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Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up?

The Remainders Game

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A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

Product Sudoku 2

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Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

Multiplication Magic

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Given any 3 digit number you can use the given digits and name another number which is divisible by 37 (e.g. given 628 you say 628371 is divisible by 37 because you know that 6+3 = 2+7 = 8+1 = 9). . . .

Expenses

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

What is the largest number which, when divided into 1905, 2587, 3951, 7020 and 8725 in turn, leaves the same remainder each time?

Dozens

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Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?

Oh! Hidden Inside?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.

Helen's Conjecture

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Helen made the conjecture that "every multiple of six has more factors than the two numbers either side of it". Is this conjecture true?

Diggits

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Can you find what the last two digits of the number $4^{1999}$ are?