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Broad Topics > Numbers and the Number System > Factors and multiples A First Product Sudoku

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

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The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares. How Old Are the Children?

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A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by saying, "Well, how old are they?" Ben's Game

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Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters. Have You Got It?

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Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target? Got it for Two

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Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win? American Billions

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Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3... LCM Sudoku II

Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku. 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" . Factor Lines

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Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line. Star Product Sudoku

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The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid. Phew I'm Factored

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Explore the factors of the numbers which are written as 10101 in different number bases. Prove that the numbers 10201, 11011 and 10101 are composite in any base. Age 11 to 14 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. . . . Diagonal Product Sudoku

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Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku? Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed? Counting Factors

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Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has? Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be? Three Times Seven

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

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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... Even So

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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? Can You Find a Perfect Number?

Age 7 to 14

Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more... The Remainders Game

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Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number. Got It

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A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target. LCM Sudoku

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

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Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was? 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. Age 11 to 14 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? Charlie's Delightful Machine

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light? Helen's Conjecture

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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? One to Eight

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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. Satisfying Statements

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Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements? Factors and Multiples Game for Two

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Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game? Factors and Multiples Game

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A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent? 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? Big Powers

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Three people chose this as a favourite problem. It is the sort of problem that needs thinking time - but once the connection is made it gives access to many similar ideas. Oh! Hidden Inside?

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

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

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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? AB Search

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

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115^2 = (110 x 120) + 25, that is 13225 895^2 = (890 x 900) + 25, that is 801025 Can you explain what is happening and generalise? Funny Factorisation

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Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors? Divisively So

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How many numbers less than 1000 are NOT divisible by either: a) 2 or 5; or b) 2, 5 or 7? Factors and Multiples - Secondary Resources

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A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level. What Numbers Can We Make?

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Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make? Special Sums and Products

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Find some examples of pairs of numbers such that their sum is a factor of their product. eg. 4 + 12 = 16 and 4 × 12 = 48 and 16 is a factor of 48. Number Rules - OK

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Can you convince me of each of the following: If a square number is multiplied by a square number the product is ALWAYS a square number... What a Joke

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Each letter represents a different positive digit AHHAAH / JOKE = HA What are the values of each of the letters? Counting Cogs

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

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