A Mathematical Multiplication

When three consecutive even numbers are multiplied together, they give the product:

8 _ _ _ _ 2

What are the missing digits? See if you can solve this without a calculator.

Scroll down for a clue and further down for the answer.

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Clue: 90^3 = 729,000.

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Answer: 884,352 (94 x 96 x 98)

As 90^3 = 729,000, the three numbers must all begin with 9. As the last digit of 2 x 4 x 6 = 8 and the last digit of 4 x 6 x 8 = 2, the numbers must be 94, 96 and 98. The product of these numbers is 884,352.

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