A Multiplication Based Logic Puzzle

104 and Level 3

104 is a composite number. 104 = 1 x 104, 2 x 52, 4 x 26, or 8 x 13. Factors of 104: 1, 2, 4, 8, 13, 26, 52, 104. Prime factorization: 104 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 13, which can also be written 2³ x 13.

104 is never a clue in the FIND THE FACTORS puzzles.

2014-17 Level 3

The week’s puzzles and the previous week’s solutions: 10 Factors 2014-04-28

A Logical Approach to find the factors: Find the column or row with two clues and find their common factor. Write the corresponding factors in the factor column and factor row.  Because this is a level three puzzle, you have now written a factor at the top of the factor column. Continue to work from the top of the factor column to the bottom, finding factors and filling in the table one row at a time as you go:

2014-17 Level 3 factors


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