133 is a composite number. 133 = 1 x 133 or 7 x 19. Factors of 133: 1, 7, 19, 133. Prime factorization 133 = 7 x 19.

- The divisibility trick for 7 tells us to split
**13**3 into **13** and 3. We double 3 and find the difference between the double and **13**. We get **13** –** **(2 x 3) = **13** – 6 = 7 (an obvious multiple of 7) so 7 is a factor of 133.

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

Excel file of puzzles and previous week’s solutions: 10 Factors 2014-05-26

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