A Multiplication Based Logic Puzzle

226 and Level 1

  • 226 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 226 = 2 x 113
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 1, and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 x 2 = 4. Therefore 226 has 4 factors.
  • Factors of 226: 1, 2, 113, 226
  • Factor pairs: 226 = 1 x 226 or 2 x 113
  • 226 has no square factors so its square root cannot be simplified. √226 ≈ 15.033

2014-36 Level 1

Excel file of puzzles and previous week’s factor solutions: 12 Factors 2014-09-08

2014-36 Level 1 Factors

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