### Today’s Puzzle:

You’ve probably heard someone sing about Dem Bones before. It is a song that describes how bones in the body are connected to each other. Ezekiel 37:1-14 was the inspiration for the lyrics, and the song is the inspiration for today’s mystery level puzzle:

### Factors of 1534:

- 1534 is a composite number.
- Prime factorization: 1534 = 2 × 13 × 59.
- 1534 has no exponents greater than 1 in its prime factorization, so √1534 cannot be simplified.
- The exponents in the prime factorization are 1, 1, and 1. Adding one to each exponent and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 × 2 × 2 = 8. Therefore 1534 has exactly 8 factors.
- The factors of 1534 are outlined with their factor pair partners in the graphic below.

### More Facts about the Number 1534:

1534 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:

590-1416-1534 which is (5-12-**13**) times **118**.

1534 is **4**(7³) + **3**(7²) + **2**(7¹) + **1**(7º). That means it is **4321** in base 7.