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# 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.

Printable worksheets containing selections of these problems are available here.

### Square Triangle

### Maundy Money

### Age of Augustus

### Square Percentage

### The Square of My Age

### Powers of Four

### The Square and the Root

### Pythagorean Quadruple

### Two in a Million

### Powerful Expressions

### Root Estimation

### Powerful Order

### Doubly Powerful

### Largest Expression

### Roots Near 9

### The Power of $x$

### Know Your Powers

### Self-power Squares

### Power of 3

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This is part of our collection of Short Problems.

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

Printable worksheets containing selections of these problems are available here.

Age 11 to 14

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How many triangles have all three angles perfect squares (in degrees)?

Age 11 to 14

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How much money did the Queen give away in pence as a power of 2?

Age 11 to 14

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

Age 11 to 14

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What percentage of the integers between 1 and 10,000 are square numbers?

Age 11 to 14

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

Age 14 to 16

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

Age 14 to 16

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What is the remainder when the square of 49 is divided by the square root of 49?

Age 14 to 16

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The sum of three square numbers equals $121$. What can those numbers be...

Age 14 to 16

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What is the highest power of 2 that divides exactly into 1000000?

Age 14 to 16

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Put these expressions in order, from smallest to largest.

Age 14 to 16

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Which of these is the best approximation for this square root?

Age 14 to 16

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Powers of numbers might look large, but which of these is the largest...

Age 14 to 16

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To what power should $4^4$ be raised to give $8^8$?

Age 14 to 16

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Which of these five algebraic expressions is largest, given $x$ is between 0 and 1?

Age 14 to 16

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For how many integers ð‘› is the difference between âˆšð‘› and 9 is less than 1?

Age 14 to 16

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Find the value of $x$ in this equation, where it appears in powers.

Age 14 to 16

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Given these equations with unknown powers $x$ and $y$, can you work out $xy$?

Age 14 to 16

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How many integers $n$, between $1$ and $100$ inclusive, have the property that $n^n$ is a square number?

Age 14 to 16

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What power of 27 is needed to get the correct power of 3?