Arrange the given numbers in a three by three grid to obtain the diagonal, row and column products.
Drag the numbers into the yellow cells to make the given row, column and diagonal products.
The numbers in the yellow circles have been calculated by multiplying the three numbers in the cells that the arrows points to. Three numbers have already been placed on the grid.
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Are there any other ways to make this product square using these numbers?
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A number is divisible by 2 if its last digit is even (0,2,4,6 or 8)
A number is divisible by 3 if the sum of its digits is divisible by 3.
A number is divisible by 4 if the number's last two digits are divisible by 4.
A number is divisible by 5 if its last digit is a 0 or 5.
A number is divisible by 6 if it is divisible by 2 and 3 (see rules above).
A number is divisible by 7 if 5 times the last digit added to the number made from the other digits is divisible by 7.
A number is divisible by 8 if the last three digits form a number that is divisible 8.
A number is divisible by 9 if the sum of the digits is divisible by 9.
A number is divisible by 10 if its last digit is 0.
A number is divisible by 11 if the alternating sum of its digits is divisible by 11. Alternating sum means a-b+c-d+... â€“ m
A number is divisible by 12 if it is divisible by 3 and 4.
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The divisibility test for 7 is thanks to a 12-year old pupil, Chika Ofili, from Westminster School. You can read more about it here.
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