1468 and Level 1

Today’s Puzzle

Can you find the factors from 1 to 12 that will work with the given clues to turn this puzzle into a multiplication table?


Factors of 1468

  • 1468 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 1468 = 2 × 2 × 367, which can be written 1468 = 2² × 367
  • 1468 has at least one exponent greater than 1 in its prime factorization so √1468 can be simplified. Taking the factor pair from the factor pair table below with the largest square number factor, we get √1468 = (√4)(√367) = 2√367
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 2 and 1. Adding one to each exponent and multiplying we get (2 + 1)(1 + 1) = 3 × 2 = 6. Therefore 1468 has exactly 6 factors.
  • The factors of 1468 are outlined with their factor pair partners in the graphic below.

Another Interesting Fact about the number 1468:

Stetson.edu informs us that the smallest 20-digit 6th power is 1468⁶.

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