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What are the factors of $711$?

If you have four numbers whose product is $7.11$, you can double one of the numbers and halve one of the others, and the product will still be $7.11$,


you can double one of the numbers, treble another and divide a third by six, and the product will still be $7.11$,


What else can you do that leaves the product unchanged?

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