Which is larger: (a) 1.000001^{1000000} or 2? (b) 100^{300} or 300! (i.e.factorial 300)

Consider numbers of the form un = 1! + 2! + 3! +...+n!. How many such numbers are perfect squares?

Lyndon chose this as one of his favourite problems. It is accessible but needs some careful analysis of what is included and what is not. A systematic approach is really helpful.

How many zeros are there at the end of the number which is the product of first hundred positive integers?

The harmonic triangle is built from fractions with unit numerators using a rule very similar to Pascal's triangle.

Prove that k.k! = (k+1)! - k! and sum the series 1.1! + 2.2! + 3.3! +...+n.n!

Prove that k.k! = (k+1)! - k! and sum the series 1.1! + 2.2! + 3.3! +...+n.n!

How many noughts are at the end of these giant numbers?

Compares the size of functions f(n) for large values of n.