### Today’s Puzzle:

Even though this Subtraction Distraction puzzle has more boxes than the one I published a couple of weeks ago, it is actually an easier puzzle. Can you write the numbers 1 to 12 in the boxes so that each triangle is its adjacent left box minus its adjacent right box?

### Factors of 1707:

1 + 7 + 0 + 7 = 15, a multiple of 3, so 1707 is divisible by 3.

- 1707 is a composite number.
- Prime factorization: 1707 = 3 × 569.
- 1707 has no exponents greater than 1 in its prime factorization, so √1707 cannot be simplified.
- The exponents in the prime factorization are 1 and 1. Adding one to each exponent and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 × 2 = 4. Therefore 1707 has exactly 4 factors.
- The factors of 1707 are outlined with their factor pair partners in the graphic below.

### More About the Number 1707:

1707 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:

693-1560-1707, which is **3** times (231-520-**569**).