# Resources tagged with: Place value

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Broad Topics > The Number System and Place Value > Place value ### 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. ### Just Repeat

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Think of any three-digit number. Repeat the digits. The 6-digit number that you end up with is divisible by 91. Is this a coincidence? ### Football Sum

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Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME ### Legs Eleven

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Take any four digit number. Move the first digit to the end and move the rest along. Now add your two numbers. Did you get a multiple of 11? ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

By selecting digits for an addition grid, what targets can you make? ### Two and Two

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How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different 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? ### Cayley

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The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"? ### 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:

Replace the letters with numbers to make the addition work out correctly. R E A D + T H I S = P A G E ### Double Digit

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: ### 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? ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Visitors to Earth from the distant planet of Zub-Zorna were amazed when they found out that when the digits in this multiplication were reversed, the answer was the same! Find a way to explain. . . . ### 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" . ### Eleven

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Replace each letter with a digit to make this addition correct. ### 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. ### Diagonal Sums

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In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice? ### Reach 100

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Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100. ### Exploring Simple Mappings

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Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs. ### 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? ### Digit Sum

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What is the sum of all the digits in all the integers from one to one million? ##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them? ### Multiplication Magic

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Given any 3 digit number you can use the given digits and name another number which is divisible by 37 (e.g. given 628 you say 628371 is divisible by 37 because you know that 6+3 = 2+7 = 8+1 = 9). . . . ### Subtraction Surprise

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Try out some calculations. Are you surprised by the results? ### Latin Numbers

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Can you create a Latin Square from multiples of a six digit number? ### Nice or Nasty

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There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones... ### Lesser Digits

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How many positive integers less than or equal to 4000 can be written down without using the digits 7, 8 or 9? ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

What happens when you add a three digit number to its reverse? ### Nice or Nasty for Two

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Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent. ### Chocolate Maths

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Pick the number of times a week that you eat chocolate. This number must be more than one but less than ten. Multiply this number by 2. Add 5 (for Sunday). Multiply by 50... Can you explain why it. . . . ### Mini-max

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Consider all two digit numbers (10, 11, . . . ,99). In writing down all these numbers, which digits occur least often, and which occur most often ? What about three digit numbers, four digit numbers. . . . ### Tis Unique

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This addition sum uses all ten digits 0, 1, 2...9 exactly once. Find the sum and show that the one you give is the only possibility. ### Arrange the Digits

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Can you arrange the digits 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 into three 3-digit numbers such that their total is close to 1500? ### Writ Large

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Suppose you had to begin the never ending task of writing out the natural numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.... and so on. What would be the 1000th digit you would write down. ##### Age 5 to 16

Nowadays the calculator is very familiar to many of us. What did people do to save time working out more difficult problems before the calculator existed? ### The Number Jumbler

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The Number Jumbler can always work out your chosen symbol. Can you work out how? ### Dicey Operations

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Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun? ### How Many Miles to Go?

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How many more miles must the car travel before the numbers on the milometer and the trip meter contain the same digits in the same order? ### Reversals

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Where should you start, if you want to finish back where you started? ### Always a Multiple?

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Think of a two digit number, reverse the digits, and add the numbers together. Something special happens... ### Enriching Experience

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Find the five distinct digits N, R, I, C and H in the following nomogram ### Composite Notions

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A composite number is one that is neither prime nor 1. Show that 10201 is composite in any base. ### Think of Two Numbers

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Think of two whole numbers under 10, and follow the steps. I can work out both your numbers very quickly. How? ### Back to Basics

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Find b where 3723(base 10) = 123(base b). ### DOTS Division

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Take any pair of two digit numbers x=ab and y=cd where, without loss of generality, ab > cd . Form two 4 digit numbers r=abcd and s=cdab and calculate: {r^2 - s^2} /{x^2 - y^2}. ### 2-digit Square

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A 2-Digit number is squared. When this 2-digit number is reversed and squared, the difference between the squares is also a square. What is the 2-digit number? ### Alphabet Soup

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This challenge is to make up YOUR OWN alphanumeric. Each letter represents a digit and where the same letter appears more than once it must represent the same digit each time. ### Plus Minus

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Can you explain the surprising results Jo found when she calculated the difference between square numbers? ### Seven Up

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The number 27 is special because it is three times the sum of its digits 27 = 3 (2 + 7). Find some two digit numbers that are SEVEN times the sum of their digits (seven-up numbers)? ### Basically

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The number 3723(in base 10) is written as 123 in another base. What is that base?