1213 and Level 3

This puzzle would be a lot tougher to solve if I didn’t put the clues in the order that I did. Just start at the top of the puzzle and work your way down the puzzle clue by clue until you get to the bottom of the puzzle and have the entire thing solved.

Print the puzzles or type the solution in this excel file: 12 factors 1211-1220

Now I’ll share a few facts about the number 1213:

  • 1213 is a prime number.
  • Prime factorization: 1213 is prime.
  • The exponent of prime number 1213 is 1. Adding 1 to that exponent we get (1 + 1) = 2. Therefore 1213 has exactly 2 factors.
  • Factors of 1213: 1, 1213
  • Factor pairs: 1213 = 1 × 1213
  • 1213 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √1213 ≈ 34.82815

How do we know that 1213 is a prime number? If 1213 were not a prime number, then it would be divisible by at least one prime number less than or equal to √1213 ≈ 34.8. Since 1213 cannot be divided evenly by 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29 or 31, we know that 1213 is a prime number.

1213 is the sum of the nine consecutive prime numbers:
109 + 113 + 127 + 131 + 137 + 139 + 149 + 151 + 157 = 1213

27² + 22² = 1213
1213 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:
245-1188-1213 calculated from 27² – 22², 2(27)(22), 27² + 22²

Here’s another way we know that 1213 is a prime number: Since its last two digits divided by 4 leave a remainder of 1, and 27² + 22² = 1213 with 27 and 22 having no common prime factors, 1213 will be prime unless it is divisible by a prime number Pythagorean triple hypotenuse less than or equal to √1213 ≈ 34.8. Since 1213 is not divisible by 5, 13, 17, or 29, we know that 1213 is a prime number.

 

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1203 and Level 3

At the top of this level 3 puzzle are two clues that will tell you where to put three of the factors needed to solve the puzzle. After you find those three clues work down looking at the clues cell by cell until you have the entire puzzle solved.

Print the puzzles or type the solution in this excel file: 10-factors-1199-1210

Here are a few facts about the number 1203:

  • 1203 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 1203 = 3 × 401
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 1 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 × 2 = 4. Therefore 1203 has exactly 4 factors.
  • Factors of 1203: 1, 3, 401, 1203
  • Factor pairs: 1203 = 1 × 1203 or 3 × 401
  • 1203 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √1203 ≈ 34.68429

Since 1203 is only made from three consecutive numbers (1, 2, 3) and zeros, it has to be divisible by 3.

1203 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:
120-1197-1203 which is 3(40-399-401)

1190 and Level 3

The common factors of 108 and 120 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12, but pick the one that will only put numbers from 1 to 12 in the first column. Then work down that first column cell by cell writing in the factors of the clues as you go. Each number from 1 to 12 must go somewhere in both the first column and the top row.

Print the puzzles or type the solution in this excel file: 12 factors 1187-1198

Now I’ll share some information about the number 1190:

  • 1190 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 1190 = 2 × 5 × 7 × 17
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 1, 1, 1, and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1)(1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 110. Therefore 1190 has exactly 110 factors.
  • Factors of 1190: 1, 2, 5, 7, 10, 14, 17, 34, 35, 70, 85, 119, 170, 238, 595, 1190
  • Factor pairs: 1190 = 1 × 1190, 2 × 595, 5 × 238, 7 × 170, 10 × 119, 14 × 85, 17 × 70, or 34 × 35
  • 1190 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √1190 ≈ 34.49638

Because 1190 is the product of consecutive numbers 34 and 35, we know it is the sum of the first 34 EVEN numbers. Instead of writing all of those 34 numbers, we can use a some mathematical shorthand and simply write:
2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + . . . + 64 + 66 + 68 = 1190

1190 is the hypotenuse of FOUR Pythagorean triples:
182-1176-1190 which is 14 times (13-84-85)
504-1078-1190 which is 14 times (36-77-85)
560-1050-1190 which is (8-15-17) times 70
714-952-1190 which is (3-4-5) times 238

I like the way 1190 looks in some other bases:
It’s 707 in BASE 13 because 7(13²) + 7(1) = 7(169 + 1) = 7(170) = 1190,
545 in BASE 15,
2A2 in BASE 22,
1C1 in BASE 29 (C is 12 base 10),
and Y0 in BASE 35 (Y is 34 base 10) because 34(35) = 1190

1177 and Level 3

Why are two of the clues in today’s level three puzzle in red?

You still figure out the common factor of 32 and 72, then work down the first column cell by cell filling in factors as you go, BUT you won’t be able to know what factors to use for 9 unless you look at the number 15 first. You don’t have a problem with that, do you?

Print the puzzles or type the solution in this excel file: 10-factors-1174-1186

Now I’ll tell you some facts about the number 1177:

  • 1177 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 1177 = 11 × 107
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 1 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 × 2 = 4. Therefore 1177 has exactly 4 factors.
  • Factors of 1177: 1, 11, 107, 1177
  • Factor pairs: 1177 = 1 × 1177 or 11 × 107
  • 1177 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √1177 ≈ 34.30743

1177 is a palindrome in two bases:
It’s 414 in BASE 17 because 4(17²) + 1(17) + 4(1) = 1177
and 1E1 in BASE 28 (E is 14 base 10) because 28² + 14(28) + 1 = 1177

1165 and Level 3

Just because you start with the clues at the top of the puzzle and work down cell by cell to solve a level 3 puzzle doesn’t mean that you won’t have to do any thinking. Believe me, you will still have to THINK to solve this puzzle!

Print the puzzles or type the solution in this excel file: 12 factors 1161-1173

Now I’ll write a little bit about the number 1165:

  • 1165 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 1165 = 5 × 233
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 1 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 × 2 = 4. Therefore 1165 has exactly 4 factors.
  • Factors of 1165: 1, 5, 233, 1165
  • Factor pairs: 1165 = 1 × 1165 or 5 × 233
  • 1165 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √1165 ≈ 34.132096

34² + 3² = 1165
29² + 18² = 1165

1165 is the hypotenuse of FOUR Pythagorean triples:
204-1147-1165 calculated from 2(34)(3), 34² – 3², 34² + 3²
517-1044-1165 calculated from 29² – 18², 2(29)(18), 29² + 18²
525-1040-1165 which is 5 times (105-208-233)
699-932-1165 which is (3-4-5) times 233

1151 and Level 3

If you know the common prime factor for 27 and 30, then you can at least start this puzzle. If you work down the first column cell by cell using logic, you should be able to solve the puzzle, too. Good luck!

Print the puzzles or type the solution in this excel file: 10-factors-1148-1160

Here are some facts about the number 1151:

  • 1151 is a prime number.
  • Prime factorization: 1151 is prime.
  • The exponent of prime number 1151 is 1. Adding 1 to that exponent we get (1 + 1) = 2. Therefore 1151 has exactly 2 factors.
  • Factors of 1151: 1, 1151
  • Factor pairs: 1151 = 1 × 1151
  • 1151 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √1151 ≈ 33.92639

How do we know that 1151 is a prime number? If 1151 were not a prime number, then it would be divisible by at least one prime number less than or equal to √1151 ≈ 33.9. Since 1151 cannot be divided evenly by 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29 or 31, we know that 1151 is a prime number.

1151 is the sum of consecutive primes three different ways:
It is the sum of the twenty-three prime numbers from 7 to 101.
223 + 227 + 229 + 233 + 239 = 1151 and
379 + 383 + 389 = 1151

Stetson.edu states that 1151 is the smallest number that is the sum of consecutive prime numbers four different ways, I think they must be considering 1151 = 1151 to be one of those ways.

1151 is palindrome 1L1 in BASE 25 (L is 21 base 10)
because 25² + 21(25) + 1 = 1151

1138 and Level 3

There are two common factors of 10 and 14, but only one of them will put only numbers from 1 to 12 in the first column. Do you know what that factor is? If you do, figure out where to put the factors of 22, 66, 15 and so forth to make this puzzle function like a multiplication table. Each number from 1 to 12 can only appear once in the first column and once in the top row. You can do this!

Print the puzzles or type the solution in this excel file: 12 factors 1134-1147

Now I’d like to share some facts about the number 1138:

  • 1138 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 1138 = 2 × 569
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 1 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 × 2 = 4. Therefore 1138 has exactly 4 factors.
  • Factors of 1138: 1, 2, 569, 1138
  • Factor pairs: 1138 = 1 × 1138 or 2 × 569
  • 1138 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √1138 ≈ 33.73426

33² + 7² = 1138

1138 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:
462-1040-1138 calculated from 2(33)(7), 33² – 7², 33² + 7²

1124 and Level 3

The common factors of 54 and 60 are 1, 2, 3, and 6. Just one of those common factors will put only numbers from 1 to 10 in the top row. That’s the factor you need to choose. To complete the puzzle, all the numbers from 1 to 10 must go in both the first column and the top row. Can you solve this puzzle?

Print the puzzles or type the solution in this excel file: 10-factors-1121-1133

Here are a few facts about the number 1124:

  • 1124 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 1124 = 2 × 2 × 281, which can be written 1124 = 2² × 281
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 2 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (2 + 1)(1 + 1) = 3 × 2  = 6. Therefore 1124 has exactly 6 factors.
  • Factors of 1124: 1, 2, 4, 281, 562, 1124
  • Factor pairs: 1124 = 1 × 1124, 2 × 562, or 4 × 281
  • Taking the factor pair with the largest square number factor, we get √1124 = (√4)(√281) = 2√281 ≈ 33.52611

1124 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:
640-924-1124 which is 4 times 160-231-281

If I asked you to tell me what is significant about this set of numbers {13, 16, 19, 22}, what would you say?

Perhaps you would tell me they make an arithmetic sequence in which the common difference is 3.

What you probably wouldn’t tell me is that 1124 is a palindrome in those four bases!
It’s 686 in BASE 13 because 6(13²) + 8(13) + 6(1) = 1124,
464 in BASE 16 because 4(16²) + 6(16) + 4(1) = 1124
323 in BASE 19 because 3(19²) + 2(19) + 3(1) = 1124, and
272 in BASE 22 because 2(22²) + 7(22) + 2(1) = 1124

1115 and Level 3

You will have to know the 11 and 12 times tables to solve this Level 3 Find the Factors 1-12 puzzle, but I’m sure you can do it! Stick with it, and don’t give up! Start with the clues at the top of the puzzle and work down row by row until it’s completed.

Print the puzzles or type the solution in this excel file: 12 factors 1111-1119

1115 is not a clue just the puzzle number. Here are some facts about the number 1115:

  • 1115 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 1115 = 5 × 223
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 1 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 × 2 = 4. Therefore 1115 has exactly 4 factors.
  • Factors of 1115: 1, 5, 223, 1115
  • Factor pairs: 1115 = 1 × 1115 or 5 × 223
  • 1115 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √1115 ≈ 33.39162

1115 is the sum of nine consecutive prime numbers:
103 + 107 + 109 + 113 + 127 + 131 + 137 + 139 + 149 = 1115

1115 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:
669-892-1115 which is (3-4-5) times 223

1115 is palindrome 2B2 in BASE 21 (B is 11 base 10)
because 2(21²) + 11(21) + 2(1) = 1115

 

1104 and Level 3

If this were a Find the Factors 1-12 puzzle, the possible common factors for 12 and 48 would be 4, 6, and 12. But we can only have factors from 1 to 10 so only one of those common factors will work with this puzzle. If you know which one, you are well on your way to solving it.

Print the puzzles or type the solution in this excel file: 10-factors-1102-1110

Here are some facts about the number 1104:

  • 1104 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 1104 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 23, which can be written 1104 = 2⁴ × 3 × 23
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 4, 1 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (4 + 1)(1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 5 × 2 × 2 = 20. Therefore 1104 has exactly 20 factors.
  • Factors of 1104: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 23, 24, 46, 48, 69, 92, 138, 184, 276, 368, 552, 1104
  • Factor pairs: 1104 = 1 × 1104, 2 × 552, 3 × 368, 4 × 276, 6 × 184, 8 × 138, 12 × 92, 16 × 69, 23 × 48, or 24 × 46
  • Taking the factor pair with the largest square number factor, we get √1104 = (√16)(√69) = 4√69 ≈ 33.2265.

1104 is the sum of the sixteen prime numbers from 37 to 103. Do you know what those prime numbers are?

1104 is also the sum of eight consecutive primes and two consecutive primes:
113 + 127 + 131 + 137 + 139 + 149 +151 + 157  = 1104
547 + 557 = 1104