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# Herman's Happy Birthday

Best Answer Barcallica, 04 June 2013 - 05:59 PM

for some reason my factors is half of yours but even still i am finding a higher divisible number

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:00 AM

Herman knows how old he is turning this birthday; you don't. He is as many years old as the largest number of divisors of any integer N less than or equal to 20,000.

How old is Herman turning, and what's the smallest such N?

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:54 AM

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:55 AM

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:30 PM

for some reason my factors is half of yours but even still i am finding a higher divisible number

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:59 PM   Best Answer

for some reason my factors is half of yours but even still i am finding a higher divisible number

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:07 PM

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:23 PM

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yes. it was incorrect.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:45 PM

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I agree with this solution. Nice puzzle.

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