### Consecutive Numbers

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

### 14 Divisors

What is the smallest number with exactly 14 divisors?

### 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?

# Funny Factorisation

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Some 4 digit numbers can be written as the product of a 3 digit number and a 2 digit number using the digits $1$ to $9$ each once and only once.

Part 1

The number $4396$ can be written as just such a product. Can you find the factors?

Part 2

Maths is full of surprises! The number $5796$ can be written as a product like this in two DIFFERENT ways, and so can the number $5346$. Can you find these four funny factorisations?

Part 3

Here is another puzzle, again you must use the digits $1$ to $9$ once, but only once, to replace the stars and complete this multiplication example.

 * * $9$ $\times$ $4$ * --- --- --- --- * $6$ * *

This gives six funny factorisations, and there is one more.
You might like to write a computer program to find all seven funny factorisations, or you might come up with a different method.