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In a certain game, a large container is filled with red, yellow, green, and blue beads worth, respectively, 7, 5, 3 and 2 points each. A number of beads are then removed from the container. If the product of the point values of the removed beads is 147,000, how many red beads were removed?

(a) 5
(b) 4
(c) 3
(d) 2
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Re: PS- beads (OG #234) [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2008, 22:13
the answer is d i.e. 2 red beads.


147000 can be factorized as 7^2*5^3*3*2^3

the value of red bead is 7 hence 2 red beads were removed from the container.
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