You are lucky that this puzzle has some easy clues in it. You will have no problem getting started. Be warned, later on, you may not feel so lucky! I’m sure you can solve it if you keep with it.

Print the puzzles or type the solution in this excel file: 12 factors 1095-1101

Now, here are a few facts about the number 1098:

- 1098 is a composite number.
- Prime factorization: 1098 = 2 × 3 × 3 × 61, which can be written 1098 = 2 × 3² × 61
- The exponents in the prime factorization are 1, 2, and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(2 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 × 3 × 2 = 12. Therefore 1098 has exactly 12 factors.
- Factors of 1098: 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 61, 122, 183, 366, 549, 1098
- Factor pairs: 1098 = 1 × 1098, 2 × 549, 3 × 366, 6 × 183, 9 × 122, or 18 × 61,
- Taking the factor pair with the largest square number factor, we get √1098 = (√9)(√122) = 3√122 ≈ 33.13608

This first fact from Stetson.edu uses only digits found in 1098. It makes 1098 look pretty lucky:

1098 = 11 + 0 + 999 + 88

1098 is the sum of four consecutive prime numbers:

269 + 271 + 277 + 281 = 1098

1098 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:

198-1080-1098 which is **18** times (11-60-**61**)

1098 is a palindrome when it is written in three different bases:

It’s 2112 in BASE 8 because 2(8³) + 8² + 8 + 2(1) = 1098,

909 in BASE 11 because 9(11² + 1) = 9(122) = 1098, and it’s

666 in BASE 13. Oh my! How unlucky can you get? Why does it have two unlucky numbers, 666 and 13? Because 6(13² + 13 + 1) = 6(183) = 1098.