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Counting Factors

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

Summing Consecutive Numbers

15 = 7 + 8 and 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers?

Oh! Hidden Inside?

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

Not a Polite Question

Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

When asked how old she was, the teacher replied:

My age in years is not prime but odd
and when reversed and added to my age
you have a perfect square.

Or you can reverse and subtract, and
again you have a perfect square.


You can find more short problems, arranged by curriculum topic, in our short problems collection.