### Today’s Puzzle:

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you enjoy my Valentine to YOU!

### Other Mathematical Valentines:

Colleen Young of Mathematics, Learning and Technology has a nice collection of mathematical hearts For Valentine’s Day.

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— Lenny VerMaas (@LennyVerMaas) January 28, 2022

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— Janez Stein ࿇🇸🇮🇺🇦࿇ (@janez_st) January 28, 2022

Mathematics.

Fractal Love. https://t.co/yd5LKgiC2h pic.twitter.com/U4eEwNWFgW

— Cliff Pickover (@pickover) January 16, 2022

### Factors of 1718:

- 1718 is a composite number.
- Prime factorization: 1718 = 2 × 859.
- 1718 has no exponents greater than 1 in its prime factorization, so √1718 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 1718 has exactly 4 factors.
- The factors of 1718 are outlined with their factor pair partners in the graphic below.

### More About the Number 1718:

1718 is the sum of four consecutive numbers:

428 + 429 + 430 + 431 = 1718.