# Three Ways

Find three different ways of multiplying four different digits together to get ...

Click on a number
to begin.

YOU
COULD START
BY THINKING OF
THE FACTORS OF
...

#### Striped Sweets

Colour the sweet wrappers so that no two are the same. A multi-level activity designed to encourage a systematic strategy for finding all of the different permutations.

Transum's Three Way Challenge

As the title suggests there are exactly three different ways to complete the nine levels of this challenge. Simply changing the order in which the digits are multiplied together is not recognised as a different way.

This activity may be a good way to practise using your knowledge of prime factors and combining those factors in different ways to produce the three solutions required.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Being able to find the prime factors of a number may help you with this activity. The list of prime factors is a list of the basic building blocks of the number and you can combine some of these prime factors to make the four factors required (determined by the available buttons). You also have a button with one on it which is not prime so that should be remembered when combining the prime factors."

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