80 is a composite number. 80 = 1 x 80, 2 x 40, 4 x 20, 5 x 16, and 8 x 10. Factors of 80: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 40, 80. Prime factorization: 80 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 which can also be written 80 = 2⁴ x 5.

Sometimes 80 is a clue in the FIND THE FACTORS puzzles. Even though it has other factors, the only multiplication fact we use is 8 x 10 = 80.

WordPress measures how many posts are written about certain topics each month and then they publish their findings. The results for March were published in the march-hot-list/. Cat lovers were informed, “your beloved felines *yet again* got trounced by their canine frenemies. Dogs: 10,589; cats: 6,401. Is that a big, defiant “meow” we hear? Maybe you’ll do better in April.”

I have two sisters who truly love their cats. Although I personally prefer neither pet over the other, I hate to see cats so clearly in the “underdog” role. Today’s puzzle looks a teeny tiny bit like the head of a cat, so I’m tagging it with the word “cats.” Of course, this post alone will not be enough to make much of a difference in April’s statistics.

This week’s puzzles and last week’s solutions: 10 Factors 2014-03-31

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