Powers and Roots - Short Problems


This is part of our collection of Short Problems.

You may also be interested in our longer problems on Powers and Roots.

Tenth Power

KS 3 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 48 - 2011
Do these powers look odd...

Rooted Via 10

KS 3 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 22 - 2013
How many of the numbers shown are greater than 10?

Maundy Money

KS 3 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 22 - 2009
How much money did the Queen give away in pence as a power of 2?

The Square of My Age

KS 3 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 34 - 2011
Lauren and Thomas tell their ages in terms of sums of squares. Can you work out how old they really are?

Age of Augustus

KS 3 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 47 - 2009
The English mathematician Augustus de Morgan has given his age in algebraic terms. Can you work out when he was born?

Factorised Factorial

KS 3 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 17 - 2010
The value of the factorial $n!$ is written in a different way. Can you work what $n$ must be?

Square Triangle

KS 3 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Weekly Problem 42 - 2007
How many triangles have all three angles perfect squares (in degrees)?

No Square Sums

KS 3 & 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 12 - 2011
How many numbers do you need to remove to avoid making a perfect square?

Pythagorean Quadruple

KS 3 & 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 13 - 2011
The sum of three square numbers equals $121$. What can those numbers be...

Largest Expression

KS 3 & 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 36 - 2006

Relative Powers

KS 3 & 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 10 - 2007
The square of a number is 12 more than the number itself. The cube of the number is 9 times the number. What is the number?

Cubic Fractions

KS 3 & 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 46 - 2014
Which of these powers of fractions has greatest value?

Equal Length Powers

KS 3 & 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 33 - 2010
How many positive integers $n$ exist for which $n^2$ has the same number of digits as $n^3$?

Powers of Four

KS 3 & 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 52 - 2007
Can you work out the value of x in this 'power-full' equation?

Mini Cross-number

KS 3 & 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 47 - 2014
Which digit replaces x in this crossnumber?

Powerful Order

KS 3 & 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 6 - 2011
Powers of numbers might look large, but which of these is the largest...

Integer Indices

KS 3 & 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Weekly Problem 6 - 2008
From this sum of powers, can you find the sum of the indices?

Powerful Zeros

KS 3 & 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Weekly Problem 32 - 2006
How many zeros are there at the end of $3^4 \times 4^5 \times 5^6$?

Powered Up

KS 4 Short Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Weekly Problem 38 - 2014
Can you work out the product of these indices?