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In a certain game, a large container is filled with red, [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 12:30
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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? (og 264)
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Re: Properties of Numbers [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 12:48
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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? (og 264)


147,000 = 147*1000 = 49*3*10^3
=7^2 *3* 5^3*2^3


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Re: Properties of Numbers [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 13:09
Thanks x2suresh, you are right, but how do you get 2 out of the answer you provided?
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Re: Properties of Numbers [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 13:13
snowbirdskier wrote:
Thanks x2suresh, you are right, but how do you get 2 out of the answer you provided?



each red bead represents..7 points..

we have two 7's in the product..

7^2 .. --> two red beads.
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