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The positive integer 200 has how many factors?

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The positive integer 200 has how many factors?

A. 2
B. 10
C. 12
D. 15
E. 24

Can someone help me with a formula for such type of questions?
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The positive integer 200 has how many factors?

A. 2
B. 10
C. 12
D. 15
E. 24

Can someone help me with a formula for such type of questions?


Finding the Number of Factors of an Integer

First make prime factorization of an integer n=a^p*b^q*c^r, where a, b, and c are prime factors of n and p, q, and r are their powers.

The number of factors of n will be expressed by the formula (p+1)(q+1)(r+1). NOTE: this will include 1 and n itself.

Example: Finding the number of all factors of 450: 450=2^1*3^2*5^2

Total number of factors of 450 including 1 and 450 itself is (1+1)*(2+1)*(2+1)=2*3*3=18 factors.

BACK OT THE ORIGINAL QUESTION:

200=2^3*5^2, so it has (3+1)(2+1)=12 different factors.

Answer: C.

For more check Number Theory chapter of Math Book: math-number-theory-88376.html

Hope it helps.
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