### 959 and Level 1

Whether you are young, old, or in between, if you can do some simple division, then you can solve this level 1 puzzle. There is a column of clues and a row of clues. Both of them have the same common factor. Write that common factor in the first column to the left of the row of clues and again in the top row above the column of clues. Then simply divide. You will be done in no time at all.

Here are some facts about the number 957:

959 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:

616-735-959 which is** 7** times (88-105-**137**)

959 is a palindrome in base 10.

And it is a cool-looking 1110111111 in BASE 2

because (2¹⁰ – 1) – 2⁶ = 959.

In base 2 we would write (if we use commas)

1,111,111,111 – 1,000,000 = 1,110,111,111

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