This week’s puzzles and last week’s solutions: 12 Factors 2014-04-07

84 is a composite number. 84 = 1 x 84, 2 x 42, 3 x 28, 4 x 21, 6 x 14, or 7 x 12. Factors of 84: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 14, 21, 28, 42, 84. Prime factorization: 84 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 which can also be written 2² x 3 x 7.

Sometimes 84 is a clue in the FIND THE FACTORS 1 – 12 puzzles. Even though it has other factors, we only use 84 = 7 x 12 in the puzzles.