We know that 450 * y will equal a perfect cube, and we're told that n and y are postiive, so we do not have to worry about that.

450 * y = some cube. Break down 450 into primes

3 * 3 * 5 * 5 * 2

So 3 * 3 * 5 * 5 * 2 must equal some cube. We know that if we had three 3's, three 5's and three 2's, then that would be a perfect cube.

so if you let y equal what we are missing to give us three of each, then y must break down into the primes of 3 * 5 * 2 * 2. This is I. If we know that Y breaks doen to 2 * 5 * 2^2, and that is the denominator with y as the numerator, this will equal 1. for the same reason, we know that II and III will not result in integers.

ezinis wrote:

Please explain your solution

If n and y are positive integers and 450y = n^3, which of the following must be an integer?

I. \frac{y}{3 x 2^2 x 5}

II. \frac{y}{3^2 x 2 x 5}

III. \frac{y}{3 x 2 x 5^2}

a) None

b) I only

c) II only

d) III only

e I, II and III

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J Allen Morris

**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$.

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