This problem is available as a printable worksheet: Special Numbers.
This problem provides a great opportunity to introduce a very useful way of representing numbers algebraically.
Present the learners with the problem displayed in the speech bubbles. Give the class some time to look for special numbers - once a few have been found, more will quickly follow. Once there is a consensus that a family of special numbers has been found, bring the class together and share what they think is going on. Ask them "Are you sure you've found all the special numbers? How could we be certain?" Suggest that an exhaustive search would be exhausting!
For students who find the leap into algebra too difficult, the problem can be used to offer an interesting numerical challenge.
Think of Two Numbers requires some of the same algebraic skills.