### 772 and Level 5

- 772 is a composite number.
- Prime factorization: 772 = 2 x 2 x 193, which can be written 772 = (2^2) x 193
- The exponents in the prime factorization are 2 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (2 + 1)(1 + 1) = 3 x 2 = 6. Therefore 772 has exactly 6 factors.
- Factors of 772: 1, 2, 4, 193, 386, 772
- Factor pairs: 772 = 1 x 772, 2 x 386, or 4 x 193
- Taking the factor pair with the largest square number factor, we get √772 = (√4)(√193) = 2√193 ≈ 27.78488798.

Here is a factoring puzzle to try:

Print the puzzles or type the solution on this excel file: 12 Factors 2016-02-25

————————————-

Here’s more about the number 772:

24² + 14² = 772 so 772 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple, and 380² + 672² = 772². 380-672-772 is calculated from 24² – 14², 2(24)(14) , 24² + 14².

22² + 12² + 12² = 772, making 772 the sum of three square numbers.

772 is also the sum of two consecutive prime numbers: 383 + 379 = 772.

Stetson.edu informs us that 772 is the smallest number that is the sum of three triangular numbers 21 different ways. I decided to find all those ways for myself and share them here. (If zero wasn’t named the zeroth triangular number, there would “only” be 20 ways.)

————————————-

## Recent Comments