339 and Level 4

  • 339 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 339 = 3 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 339 has exactly 4 factors.
  • Factors of 339: 1, 3, 113, 339
  • Factor pairs: 339 = 1 x 339 or 3 x 113
  • 339 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √339 ≈ 18.412

Existential Spaghetti wrote a blog post a couple of years ago on New Year’s resolutions being yearly-chinese-finger-traps. People tend to choose resolutions that are “both time-consuming and often high-energy.” Ponder that as you solve this Level 4 Chinese Finger Trap Factoring Puzzle made especially for the New Year.

2014-52 Level 4

Print the puzzles or type the factors on this excel file: 12 Factors 2014-12-29

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2014-52 Level 4 Logic

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