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### Diggits

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you find what the last two digits of the number $4^{1999}$ are?

### Inclusion Exclusion

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How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3 or 5?

### Sieve of Eratosthenes

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Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.

### Ewa's Eggs

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I put eggs into a basket in groups of 7 and noticed that I could easily have divided them into piles of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and always have one left over. How many eggs were in the basket?

### One to Eight

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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.

### Thirty Six Exactly

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?

### Gaxinta

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A number N is divisible by 10, 90, 98 and 882 but it is NOT divisible by 50 or 270 or 686 or 1764. It is also known that N is a factor of 9261000. What is N?

### Factoring Factorials

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.

### Counting Cogs

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?

### Remainders

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I'm thinking of a number. When my number is divided by 5 the remainder is 4. When my number is divided by 3 the remainder is 2. Can you find my number?

### Digat

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What is the value of the digit A in the sum below: [3(230 + A)]^2 = 49280A

### Powerful Factorial

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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!?

### Divisively So

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How many numbers less than 1000 are NOT divisible by either: a) 2 or 5; or b) 2, 5 or 7?

### AB Search

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The five digit number A679B, in base ten, is divisible by 72. What are the values of A and B?

### Oh! Hidden Inside?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.

### Hot Pursuit

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The sum of the first 'n' natural numbers is a 3 digit number in which all the digits are the same. How many numbers have been summed?

### Gabriel's Problem

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Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?

### Mathematical Swimmer

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Factor Track

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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.

### Eminit

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

### Helen's Conjecture

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Helen made the conjecture that "every multiple of six has more factors than the two numbers either side of it". Is this conjecture true?

### Satisfying Statements

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?

### X Marks the Spot

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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" .

### Remainder

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What is the remainder when 2^2002 is divided by 7? What happens with different powers of 2?

### Counting Factors

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Two Much

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Explain why the arithmetic sequence 1, 14, 27, 40, ... contains many terms of the form 222...2 where only the digit 2 appears.

### A First Product Sudoku

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?

### Times Right

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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?

### Factorial

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Even So

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

### Cuboids

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Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?

### Missing Multipliers

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?

### The Remainders Game

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

### Data Chunks

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Data is sent in chunks of two different sizes - a yellow chunk has 5 characters and a blue chunk has 9 characters. A data slot of size 31 cannot be exactly filled with a combination of yellow and. . . .

### Different by One

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Make a line of green and a line of yellow rods so that the lines differ in length by one (a white rod)

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Dozens

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?

### Factoring a Million

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

In how many ways can the number 1 000 000 be expressed as the product of three positive integers?

### Expenses

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

What is the largest number which, when divided into 1905, 2587, 3951, 7020 and 8725 in turn, leaves the same remainder each time?

### Three Times Seven

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?

### LCM Sudoku

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.

### Factors and Multiples Puzzle

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Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?

### Repeaters

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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.

### Product Sudoku

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The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

### There's Always One Isn't There

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Take any pair of numbers, say 9 and 14. Take the larger number, fourteen, and count up in 14s. Then divide each of those values by the 9, and look at the remainders.

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

List any 3 numbers. It is always possible to find a subset of adjacent numbers that add up to a multiple of 3. Can you explain why and prove it?

### What Numbers Can We Make Now?

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Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?

### Stars

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?

### Shifting Times Tables

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up?