96 is a composite number. 96 = 1 x 96, 2 x 48, 3 x 32, 4 x 24, 6 x 16, or 8 x 12. Factors of 96: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48, 96. Prime factorization: 96 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3, which can also be written as 2⁵ x 3.

Sometime 96 is a clue in the FIND THE FACTORS 1 – 12 puzzles. Even though it has many other factors, we only use 8 x 12 in the puzzles.

This week’s puzzles and last week’s solutions: 12 Factors 2014-04-21