### Today’s Puzzle:

This puzzle has four sets of clues that turn the corner. You will need to look around those corners to solve it. Use logic and have fun!

### Factors of 1552:

- 1552 is a composite number.
- Prime factorization: 1552 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 97, which can be written 1552 = 2⁴ × 97
- 1552 has at least one exponent greater than 1 in its prime factorization so √1552 can be simplified. Taking the factor pair from the factor pair table below with the largest square number factor, we get √1552 = (√16)(√97) = 4√97
- The exponents in the prime factorization are 4 and 1. Adding one to each exponent and multiplying we get (4 + 1)(1 + 1) = 5 × 2 = 10. Therefore 1552 has exactly 10 factors.
- The factors of 1552 are outlined with their factor pair partners in the graphic below.

### More about the Number 1552:

1552 is the sum of two squares:

36² + 16² = 1552

1552 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:

1040-1152-1552, calculated from 36² – 16², 2(36)(16), 36² + 16².

It is also **16** times (65-72-**97**).

OEIS.org looked around the corner at the two numbers preceding 1552 to find something special about that number: The sum of its prime factors equals the sum of the prime factors of those previous two numbers! That’s a cool enough fact that I decided to make this graphic: