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# A number is said to be prime saturated if the product of all the diffe

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A number is said to be prime saturated if the product of all the different positive prime factors of n is less than the square root of n. What is the greatest two digit prime saturated integer ?

A. 99
B. 98
C. 97
D. 96
E. 95

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19 Oct 2008, 05:31
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amychen77 wrote:
A positive integer n is said to be “prime-saturated” if the product of all the different positive prime factors of n is less than the square root of n. What is the greatest two-digit prime-saturated integer?

A. 99
B. 98
C. 97
D. 96
E. 95

Clearly D
96 has more number of smaller prime factor thats the clue !!
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Hi guys,

IMO: D

A prime factors are 3 and 11. 33<sqrt(99)? no

B prime factors are 2 and 7. 14<sqrt(98)? no

C prime number. its sqrt is never greater than itself

D A prime factors are 2 and 6. 6<sqrt(96)? yes

E prime factors are 5 and 19. 45<sqrt(95)? no

OA?

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amychen77 wrote:
A number is said to be prime saturated if the product of all the different positive prime factors of n is less than the square root of n. What is the greatest two digit prime saturated integer ?

A. 99
B. 98
C. 97
D. 96
E. 95

The square roots of all numbers from answer choices are between 9 and 10, so the product of primes of the number we are looking should be less then 9, so this number should have only 2-s, only 3-s, only 5-s, or only 2-s and 3-s as its primes. Only 96 satisfies this.

Or just make prime factorization of all numbers:

A. 99 = 3^2*11 --> 3*11=33>9;
B. 98 = 2*7^2 --> 2*7=14>9;
C. 97 = prime number>9;
D. 96 = 2^5*3 --> 2*3=6<9;
E. 95 = 5*19 --> 5*19=95>9.

Hope it's clear.

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