In the picture above, when we calculate the sum of the three cubes on the left side, we see that two of the digits are present in the sum.

There are no 2-digit numbers which are equal to the sum of the squares of their digits.

There are 3-digit numbers which are equal to the sum of their third powers. Which are they?

# Category Archives: Numbers

# Three squares

What number goes to the question mark?

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# The animals in my house

**Animals**^{*/*****}

In our house, we have more than two animals. All the animals in our house are dogs, except for two. All the animals in our house are cats, except for two. All the animals in our house are mice, except for two.

The puzzle comes from Grace Church school math problems.

New puzzles are published at least twice a month on Fridays. Solutions are published after one or more weeks. You are welcome to remark on the difficulty level of the puzzles, discuss alternate solutions, and so on. Puzzles are rated on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

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# TooT

In this post I’d like to introduce TooTs, a mix between crossword puzzles and numbers. The grid looks just like a crossword puzzle, but instead of words the grid has to be filled with numbers. Vertical numbers must be read top-down. Thus if the digits 3, 9 and 5 are listed from the top down, the number would be 395.

Every clue consists of three numbers. Two of them have to be added together to get the number to be filled into the grid.

Example: the clue is 7, 8 and 13. Then the solution is either 7+8=15, 7+13=20 or 8+13=21. The name TooT is shorthand for Two out of Three.

Horizontal 1) 16, 17, 18 3) 20, 26, 36 4) 142, 139, 145 8) 6819, 20002, 30134 11) 18, 20, 22 12) 11, 24, 36 |
Vertical 2) 17, 19, 23 3) 18, 36, 47 5) 400, 406, 418 6) 18, 106, 256 7) 15, 25, 190 9) 1, 51, 61 10) 11, 12, 13 |

Horizontal 1) 16891 18930 6) 382, 23, 67 8) 25, 8, 17 10) 32, 14, 17 11) 2913476, 173823, 1876543 12) 61, 23, 38 13) 45, 11, 34 14) 865, 249, 444 16) 13947, 1171, 5419 |
Vertical 2) 53, 26, 27 3) 8843269, 332160, 345612 4) 22, 3, 5 5) 12263, 5321, 6942 7) 62652, 23487, 39165 9) 591, 109, 482 10) 374, 25, 98 14) 83, 16, 26 15) 54, 17, 27 |

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Horizontal 1. 108, 132, 146 4. 2, 166, 660 6. 2497, 9892, 12837 9. 0, 7, 24 11. 212, 669, 774 12. 4, 19, 30 13. 18, 27, 27 15. 14, 33, 40 16. 242, 977, 2236 17. 596, 903, 2770 18. 25, 31, 52 20. 4, 11, 22 21. 7, 9, 35 22. 126, 343, 422 24. 3, 10, 13 26. 2918, 74181, 82214 28. 292, 320, 398 29. 66, 191, 228 |
Vertical 1. 38, 96, 224 2. 4, 41, 77 3. 239, 1644, 4146 4. 19, 29, 35 5. 3, 7, 227 7. 20, 36, 38 8. 1, 14, 17 10. 12591, 13966, 31881 12. 706, 10961, 36955 14. 186, 210, 367 15. 102, 153, 279 19. 2287, 3330, 3945 21. 112, 239, 304 22. 19, 26, 45 23. 6, 23, 87 25. 74, 299, 315 26. 33, 49, 52 27. 12, 12, 12 |

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In a subsequent post, probably next month, I hope to publish some variations.

# Find a 4 digit number

**Number**^{**/*****}

Find a four digit number abcd such that

– abcd is a prime number,

– a+b+c+d = 10,

– the sum of the digits of ab*cd equals 7.

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New puzzles are published at least twice a month on Friday. Solutions are published after one or more weeks. You are welcome to remark on the difficulty level of the puzzles, discuss alternate solutions, and so on. Puzzles are rated on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

# On the first day of Christmas…

**1) On the first day of Christmas**^{**/*****}

On the first day of Christmas, my true love brought to me:

On the first day of Christmas

My true love gave to me

A partridge in a pear tree

On the second day of Christmas

My true love gave to me

Two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree

Thus go the first two couplets of a traditional Christmas song. Question is:

Haw many things did my true love give me over these 12 days? (counting the partridge in the pear tree as one item)

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**2) On the second day of Christmas**^{**/*****}

Yeah, in puzzle 1 above you had the classical song. But in puzzle land, everything is different.

In puzzle land, on the second day of Christmas my true love brought me this puzzle:

“This puzzle consists of @ letters”

With what number (spelled out, of course) should @ be replaced to be true?

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**3) On the third day of Christmas**^{**/*****}

On the third day of Christmas, my true love brought to me this puzzle:

“This puzzle consists of @ vowels and # consonants”

Again, by which numbers, spelled out, should @ and # be replaced to yield a true sentence? Please note that “y” is counted as a vowel.

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New puzzles are published at least twice a month on Friday. Solutions are published after one or more weeks. You are welcome to remark on the difficulty level of the puzzles, discuss alternate solutions, and so on. Puzzles are rated on a scale of 1 to three stars.

# 1000

A prime number is a number that can only be divided by 1 and by itzelf. Examples are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 and so on. You can find the first 1000 prime numbers here.

Now here is a quicky: write 1000 as the sum of as many different primes as possible.

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# Odometer

The display of the odometer in my car showed a number of five consecutive, decreasing digits. My mind wandered off. It was a nice number, of course. It was also clear what the next number with decreasing consecutive numbers would be, and how many kilometers I would have to drive. But what would be the next number that consisted of consecutive digits, and which also would be a prime number?

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# How many?

If there is 1 in 1, if there are 2 in 2, 3 in 7 but 0 in 8, how many are there in eleven?

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