Tag: number patterns

Sum of Consecutive Numbers

Problem 1 Can you work out the answer to this number pattern and explain why you think you have the correct answer? You probably observed that the sum is the square of the middle number. Can you work out why? Why do you have a square number for the sum? Solution 1 Solution 2 Solution…

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Exponents and end digits of powers

Power is the product of multiplying a number by itself. We say 16 is the power of 2 to the 4th power. This can be written as 24= 16. The number 2 is called the base and 4, the number of times the base number is taken as factor is called the exponent. Here is…

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