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Numbers divisible by 50 not divisible by 100 would be divisible by \(2^1\) and \(5^2\), but power of 2 cannot be more than 1 as anything including \(2^2\) and \(5^2\) would be divisible by 100. So only 1 power of 2 allowed(2^1) and 5 powers of 5(\(5^2\),\(5^3\),\(5^4\),\(5^5\),\(5^6\)) =1*6*5*9 (1 powers of 2)*(6 powers of 3)*(5 powers of 5)*(9 powers of 7) =270

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If N=2^7*3^5*5^6*7^8. How many factors of N are divisible by 50 but NOT by 100?

A. 240 B. 345 C. 270 D. 120 E. None of these

To be divisible by 50, the factor must have \(2*5^2\) and to be not divisible by 100, it must NOT have \(2^2*5^2\). Hence the only constraints are on the power of 2 (which must be 1) and the power of 5 (which must be greater than or equal to 2)

The other prime factors can appear in any way in the factor. So number of factors = 1*(6)*(5)*(9) = 270 1 - because 2 can have a power in only one way 6 - because 3 can have 6 different powers (0/1/2/3/4/5) 5 - because 5 can have 5 different powers (2/3/4/5/6) 9 - because 7 can have 9 different powers (0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8)

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21 May 2013, 22:42

VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:

GMATtracted wrote:

If N=2^7*3^5*5^6*7^8. How many factors of N are divisible by 50 but NOT by 100?

A. 240 B. 345 C. 270 D. 120 E. None of these

To be divisible by 50, the factor must have \(2*5^2\) and to be not divisible by 100, it must NOT have \(2^2*5^2\). Hence the only constraints are on the power of 2 (which must be 1) and the power of 5 (which must be greater than or equal to 2)

The other prime factors can appear in any way in the factor. So number of factors = 1*(6)*(5)*(9) = 270 1 - because 2 can have a power in only one way 6 - because 3 can have 6 different powers (0/1/2/3/4/5) 5 - because 5 can have 5 different powers (2/3/4/5/6) 9 - because 7 can have 9 different powers (0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8)

Why can't 5 have 6 different powers. Because, you add 1 to the powers of 3 and 7, which I understand. Also, one 2 is understandable because more than one 2 will lead to divisibility by 100. Thanks!

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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:

GMATtracted wrote:

If N=2^7*3^5*5^6*7^8. How many factors of N are divisible by 50 but NOT by 100?

A. 240 B. 345 C. 270 D. 120 E. None of these

To be divisible by 50, the factor must have \(2*5^2\) and to be not divisible by 100, it must NOT have \(2^2*5^2\). Hence the only constraints are on the power of 2 (which must be 1) and the power of 5 (which must be greater than or equal to 2)

The other prime factors can appear in any way in the factor. So number of factors = 1*(6)*(5)*(9) = 270 1 - because 2 can have a power in only one way 6 - because 3 can have 6 different powers (0/1/2/3/4/5) 5 - because 5 can have 5 different powers (2/3/4/5/6) 9 - because 7 can have 9 different powers (0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8)

Why can't 5 have 6 different powers. Because, you add 1 to the powers of 3 and 7, which I understand. Also, one 2 is understandable because more than one 2 will lead to divisibility by 100. Thanks!

\(50 = 2*5^2\)

The power of 5 must be at least 2. It can be 3, 4, 5 or 6 as well. Here there are 5 different ways in which you can give a power to 5. _________________

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31 Aug 2015, 09:11

here, we have to catch all factors for 50.

100=2^2*5^2 50=2*5^2

Now, to have number divisible by 50 and not by 100 we have to make sure that 2 is taken only once. As, if we pick 2 two's then it will form 100 with no. of 5 selected and since min 5 we have to select is 2, we cannot have 2 more than one.

Number= 2^7*3^5*5^6*7^8

So, there are 6 ways of picking 3, 9 ways of picking 7, 5 ways of picking 5 and only one way of picking 2 and that is 2^1.

Why only 5 ways for picking 5 when we have 7 ways(0,1,2,3,4,5,6)?

Reason: we need 50 so we have to pick 5^2 and greater than it. Also, we can pick only 2^1 because picking 2^2 will form 100 with 5 already selected. For example, 5^2*2^2=100. So, we cannot afford it.

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If N=2^7*3^5*5^6*7^8. How many factors of N are divisible by 50 but NOT by 100?

50=2*5^2 100=2^2*5^2 N=(2*2^6)*(5^2*5^4)*(3^5)*(7^8) =(2*5^2)*(2^6*5^4*3^5*7^8) We dont need any other power of 2 except (2*5^2) no of factors (power of 5+1)*(power of 3+1)*(power of 7+1)= 5*6*9=270

Hence C

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