336 and Level 2

  • 336 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 336 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7, which can be written 336 = (2^4) x 3 x 7
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 4, 1 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (4 + 1)(1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 5 x 2 x 2 = 20. Therefore 336 has exactly 20 factors.
  • Factors of 336: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 16, 21, 24, 28, 42, 48, 56, 84, 112, 168, 336
  • Factor pairs: 336 = 1 x 336, 2 x 168, 3 x 112, 4 x 84, 6 x 56, 7 x 48, 8 x 42, 12 x 28, 14 x 24 or 16 x 21
  • Taking the factor pair with the largest square number factor, we get √336 = (√16)(√21) = 4√21 ≈ 18.330

The sixteen clues given in this puzzle are all you need to complete this multiplication table!

2014-52 Level 2

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2014-52 Level 2 Factors

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