Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.
Using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, mulitply a two two digit numbers are multiplied to give a four digit number, so that the expression is correct. How many different solutions can you find?
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Helen made the conjecture that "every multiple of six has more factors than the two numbers either side of it". Is this conjecture true?
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
When the number x 1 x x x is multiplied by 417 this gives the answer 9 x x x 0 5 7. Find the missing digits, each of which is represented by an "x" .
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. . . .
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
Find some triples of whole numbers a, b and c such that a^2 + b^2 + c^2 is a multiple of 4. Is it necessarily the case that a, b and c must all be even? If so, can you explain why?
Complete the following expressions so that each one gives a four digit number as the product of two two digit numbers and uses the digits 1 to 8 once and only once.
The five digit number A679B, in base ten, is divisible by 72. What are the values of A and B?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
I added together the first 'n' positive integers and found that my answer was a 3 digit number in which all the digits were the same...
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
The number 8888...88M9999...99 is divisible by 7 and it starts with the digit 8 repeated 50 times and ends with the digit 9 repeated 50 times. What is the value of the digit M?
The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3 or 5?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs had Will done before his balloon burst?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
Choose any 3 digits and make a 6 digit number by repeating the 3 digits in the same order (e.g. 594594). Explain why whatever digits you choose the number will always be divisible by 7, 11 and 13.
I'm thinking of a number. My number is both a multiple of 5 and a multiple of 6. What could my number be?
Four of these clues are needed to find the chosen number on this grid and four are true but do nothing to help in finding the number. Can you sort out the clues and find the number?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.
Nearly all of us have made table patterns on hundred squares, that is 10 by 10 grids. This problem looks at the patterns on differently sized square grids.
Twice a week I go swimming and swim the same number of lengths of the pool each time. As I swim, I count the lengths I've done so far, and make it into a fraction of the whole number of lengths I. . . .
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. They are the red set, the green set and the blue set. Can you find all the numbers in the sets from these clues?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
Becky created a number plumber which multiplies by 5 and subtracts 4. What do you notice about the numbers that it produces? Can you explain your findings?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.
In this problem we are looking at sets of parallel sticks that cross each other. What is the least number of crossings you can make? And the greatest?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
Norrie sees two lights flash at the same time, then one of them flashes every 4th second, and the other flashes every 5th second. How many times do they flash together during a whole minute?
Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?
6! = 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1. The highest power of 2 that divides exactly into 6! is 4 since (6!) / (2^4 ) = 45. What is the highest power of two that divides exactly into 100!?
Does a graph of the triangular numbers cross a graph of the six times table? If so, where? Will a graph of the square numbers cross the times table too?
What is the remainder when 2^2002 is divided by 7? What happens with different powers of 2?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
Is it possible to draw a 5-pointed star without taking your pencil off the paper? Is it possible to draw a 6-pointed star in the same way without taking your pen off?