Brain Game: A Factor Fact

Factors are the integers that can be evenly divided into a given number. The factors of the number 4, for instance, are 1, 2, and 4, because each of those numbers can be divided into 4 without leaving a remainder. The factors for 5 are 1 and 5, since no other integers can be evenly divided into 5. The factors for 6 are 1, 2, 3, and 6. With that in mind, and ignoring negative numbers...

What is the smallest number
that has EIGHT different factors?

Here's the SOLUTION.


TWENTY-FOUR. The factors for 24 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook

Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.


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