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Re: PS: Number Properties [#permalink]
02 Mar 2009, 08:35
My thought process what if n is a multiple of 5 and n = (p^2)*q, where p and q are prime numbers, then q has to be 5 because no prime number squared = 5. So if the question wants to know what number is a multiple of 25? .... then you have to square q. So if q^2 equals 25, then (p^2)*(q^2) has to be a multiple of 25.
The correct answer is D....(p^2)*(q^2), but I wanted to make sure my thought process was correct.
Additionally, one of the answers was q^2. Is 25 technically a multiple of 25? (i.e. 1X25 = 25) Or does a multiple, technically, have to be greater than the number itself?