Questions tagged [number-property]

Puzzles that use number properties such as even and odd, multiples of numbers, part of a well-known sequence (i.e. Fibonacci) or theorem (Pythagorean relations) or others in part of the method to solve the question.

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What is the missing number in the box

I found some online number puzzle as below: My guess was 436 (go up by 118 again, as the left & right go up by 1) but apparently it was incorrect. I cannot see any other patterns, any ideas?
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I'm a Proper Divisor

Ann and Bob are playing a number game. Ann starts with the number 60. Then she subtracts a proper divisor of 60 from it. Bob then takes the number Ann made and subtracts one of its proper divisors ...
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Hiker's Cabin Mystery | Pt. II

See Part I | See Part III Nice one, @GarethMcCaughan! Finally, you've gotten into his computer using the password you managed to decode from his clues... but there's another issue! There is a ...
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I'm thinking of a number

The unusual thing about this number is that the most common phrases that use it are wrong. That is, while someone may often say there are X As in a B, the actual number is not X. What number am I ...
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What's the significance of this pattern?

Note, this is my first submission, let me know if I broke the rules. What is the significance of the following sequence of # signs? ...
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Haters will say 28 June

Find the next number in this sequence: $4,3,7,5,10,15,?$ Think outside the frustum here. Hint 1: Hint 2:
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What mysterious whole number am I?

From my second point of view I copy that amount of first. I am the dominant side of two but for many I'm the worst. I'll be tricky to find but today might be your day, after all my neighbour is 2/3 of ...
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Ten-digit number that satisfy divisibilty rules for 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10&11

Question: Arrange the digits 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0 to make a ten-digit Number that satisfies all of the divisibility rules for 2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,&11. BONUS: make the number also divisible by 7
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Using 20, 17, 16, 8, 7 to make 9

You can use $+, -, \times, $ or $/$ (namely $\div$). Use all five numbers (20, 17, 16, 8, and 7) only once to make $9$. From what I've been told there are $4$ answers. The only one I've been able ...
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A “Find the Path” Puzzle

I invented a puzzle, inspired by Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection. Is there anything that it could improve on? Was it too easy, or was it too hard? Anything I could add? What must I call it? ...
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Make $1,\dots,15$ using $3, 9, 9, 9$

This was inspired by many puzzles that use three/four numbers to create other numbers. I chose these numbers in particular because of this post. Can you find a way to make all the natural numbers ...
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Half and Double Value

A 3 year old child tried to input or copy a number (written on the paper) to a calculator but he messed up with the digit places. All the digits are there but the value of the number he inputed ...
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What is a Voluminous Number™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a number conforms to a special rule, I call it a Voluminous Number™. Use the ...
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72 + 96 = 120, is it possible?

I came across the following riddle: How is it possible for $72+96=120$ to be correct?
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systematic number removal [duplicate]

The whole, natural numbers 1 through 50 are written on a board. The following operation is performed 49 times: select any two of the numbers on the board and write the absolute value of their ...
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Which two students spoke wrongly? [duplicate]

A teacher wrote a large number on the board and asked the students to tell about the divisors of the number one by one. The 1st student said, "The number is divisible by 2." The 2nd student said, "...
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What do numbers have?

Numbers 0 through 9 each have a number of something. 0 has 6. 1 has 2. 2 has 5. 3 has 5. 4 has 4. How many do 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 have?