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Adding All Nine

Make a set of numbers that use all the digits from 1 to 9, once and once only. Add them up. The result is divisible by 9. Add each of the digits in the new number. What is their sum? Now try some other possibilities for yourself!

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Can you show that 1^99 + 2^99 + 3^99 + 4^99 + 5^99 is divisible by 5?

Counting Factors

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


Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

You may find the article on Divisibility Tests helpful.

Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
In the interactivity below, the computer generates two random digits.
Your task is to find the largest possible three-digit number which uses the computer's digits, and one of your own, to make a multiple of 2, 3, 4 or 6.

Can you decribe a strategy that ensures your first 'guess' is always correct?

Enter the biggest three-digit multiple of you can think of that uses the digits:

Something else to think about:
What is the largest possible five-digit number
divisible by $12$ that you can make from the digits
$1$, $3$, $4$, $5$ and one more digit? 
Click here for a poster of this problem.