A Multiplication Based Logic Puzzle

  • 330 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 330 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 11
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 1, 1, 1, and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1)(1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16. Therefore 330 has exactly 16 factors.
  • Factors of 330: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 22, 30, 33, 55, 66, 110, 165, 330
  • Factor pairs: 330 = 1 x 330, 2 x 165, 3 x 110, 5 x 66, 6 x 55, 10 x 33, 11 x 30, or 15 x 22
  • 330 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √330 ≈ 18.166

Within these seven factor trees for 330 there are also factor trees for 6, 10, 15, 22, 30, 33, 55, 66, 110, and 165, the tops of which are all in brown. The prime factors of 330 are all in red.

330 Factor Trees

 

Can you find the factors and complete this Christmas tree multiplication table?2014-51 Level 2

Print the puzzles or type the factors on this excel file:  10 Factors 2014-12-22

2014-51 Level 2 Factors

 

 

 

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