### Double Digit

Choose two digits and arrange them to make two double-digit numbers. Now add your double-digit numbers. Now add your single digit numbers. Divide your double-digit answer by your single-digit answer. Try lots of examples. What happens? Can you explain it?

### Repeaters

Choose any 3 digits and make a 6 digit number by repeating the 3 digits in the same order (e.g. 594594). Explain why whatever digits you choose the number will always be divisible by 7, 11 and 13.

### Big Powers

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.

# Quick Times

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

$32 \times 38 = 30 \times 40 + 2 \times 8$

$34 \times 36 = 30 \times 40 + 4 \times 6$

$56 \times 54 = 50 \times 60 + 6 \times 4$

$73 \times77 = 70 \times80 + 3 \times 7$

And so on?

Verify and generalise if possible.