### Counting Factors

Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?

### 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?

### Helen's Conjecture

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

# Arrange the Digits

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you arrange the digits $1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9$ into three $3$ - digit numbers such that their total is close to $1500$?

You might like to think about how many different ways there are of getting as close as you can to $1500$.