# 407 What’s the Logical Thing to Do, Spock?

I was sad to learn of the death of Leonard Nimoy today. The factors of 407 will have to wait until the end of the post.

We only had one television when I was growing up, and my brothers insisted that it be tuned into Star Trek each week. Soon enough I became as interested as they were. After Star Trek was canceled, I loved watching Leonard Nimoy on Mission Impossible. I also loved every Star Trek movie he was ever in especially #2, 3, and 4. I was delighted that he was in the J. J. Abrams versions, and it’s painful to realize he will not be in any more.

When faced with any challenge, his character, Spock, always looked for the logical thing to do. I don’t imagine he would have wasted much time doing logic puzzles such as mine. Nevertheless, I dedicate this one to him.

Print the puzzles or type the factors on this excel file: 12 Factors 2015-02-23

My husband and I didn’t watch Fringe until its second season when we heard that Leonard Nimoy would be in it. Then we watched it every week, often learning more about his character even though he only occasionally made an appearance.

We recently loved watching him in an old episode of Columbo even though he didn’t get away with his perfect crime.

Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83, a prime number for a man who always seemed to be in his prime.

On numerous occasions he has touched me, and his mind actually melded a little bit into mine. Some of who he was and what he did in life will permanently be a part of me.

Now here is 407’s factoring information:

• 407 is a composite number.
• Prime factorization: 407 = 11 x 37
• The exponents in the prime factorization are 1 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 x 2 = 4. Therefore 407 has exactly 4 factors.
• Factors of 407: 1, 11, 37, 407
• Factor pairs: 407 = 1 x 407 or 11 x 37
• 407 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √407 ≈ 20.1742