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Find the sum of the sum of even divisors of 96 and the sum of odd divisors of 3600?

A) 639
B) 739
C) 735
D) 651
E) 589
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GMATinsight wrote:
Find the sum of the sum of even divisors of 96 and the sum of odd divisors of 3600?

A) 639
B) 739
C) 735
D) 651
E) 589



Firstly, yet to see a Q testing sum of factors!!
Also the choices don't seem to be as per GMAT, where they are always in ascending or descending order

But if you want to know the method..
if the number is \(p^a*t^b\) sum is \(p^0+p^1+....p^a)(t^0+t^1+......+t^b\)...
Here the two numbers are
1) 96=2^5*3...
Sum of even divisors= total - sum of odd factors..
Total =\((2^0+2^1+2^2+2^3+2^4+2^5)(3^0+3^1)=63*4=252\)
Sum of odd factors=\(3^0+3^1=4\)..
Sum of even divisors=252-4=248
2) odd divisors of 3600..
3600=\(2^4*3^2*5^2\)..
Odd divisors sum = \((3^0+3^1+3^2)(5^0+5^1+5^2)=13*31=403\)..

Sum = 248+403=651..
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Re: Find the sum of the sum of even divisors of 96 and the sum of odd divi [#permalink]

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GMATinsight wrote:
Find the sum of the sum of even divisors of 96 and the sum of odd divisors of 3600?

A) 639
B) 739
C) 735
D) 651
E) 589



Firstly, yet to see a Q testing sum of factors!!
Also the choices don't seem to be as per GMAT, where they are always in ascending or descending order

But if you want to know the method..
if the number is \(p^a*t^b\) sum is \(p^0+p^1+....p^a)(t^0+t^1+......+t^b\)...
Here the two numbers are
1) 96=2^5*3...
Sum of even divisors= total - sum of odd factors..
Total =\((2^0+2^1+2^2+2^3+2^4+2^5)(3^0+3^1)=63*4=252\)
Sum of odd factors=\(3^0+3^1=4\)..
Sum of even divisors=252-4=248
2) odd divisors of 3600..
3600=\(2^4*3^2*5^2\)..
Odd divisors sum = \((3^0+3^1+3^2)(5^0+5^1+5^2)=13*31=403\)..

Sum = 248+403=651..
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Hello Chetan,

Small doubt..

while calculating for 96.. you took even divisors = total - odd
But while calculating for 3600... you directly took odd divisors.

Is this approach correct..?
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chetan2u wrote:
GMATinsight wrote:
Find the sum of the sum of even divisors of 96 and the sum of odd divisors of 3600?

A) 639
B) 739
C) 735
D) 651
E) 589



Firstly, yet to see a Q testing sum of factors!!
Also the choices don't seem to be as per GMAT, where they are always in ascending or descending order

But if you want to know the method..
if the number is \(p^a*t^b\) sum is \(p^0+p^1+....p^a)(t^0+t^1+......+t^b\)...
Here the two numbers are
1) 96=2^5*3...
Sum of even divisors= total - sum of odd factors..
Total =\((2^0+2^1+2^2+2^3+2^4+2^5)(3^0+3^1)=63*4=252\)
Sum of odd factors=\(3^0+3^1=4\)..
Sum of even divisors=252-4=248
2) odd divisors of 3600..
3600=\(2^4*3^2*5^2\)..
Odd divisors sum = \((3^0+3^1+3^2)(5^0+5^1+5^2)=13*31=403\)..

Sum = 248+403=651..
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Hello Chetan,

Small doubt..

while calculating for 96.. you took even divisors = total - odd
But while calculating for 3600... you directly took odd divisors.

Is this approach correct..?




Hi,

its because, even * odd = even.. so, to get all even divisors we subtract the odd divisors , so that the list is complete

suppose, if we take just the even divisors directly, then we will not be considering divisors like 6(2*3), 12(4*3) ... etc...

but for calculating odd divisors, we don't need to do the above because, only odd*odd = odd..

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Re: Find the sum of the sum of even divisors of 96 and the sum of odd divi [#permalink]

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People have already explained how to solve this problem. Just to add, you can also calculate sum of divisors with this formula.

If n= \(a^x * b^y\) ,

then sum of divisors of n = \(\frac{a^(x+1)-1}{a-1} * \frac{b^(y+1)-1}{b-1}\)

Using this you can calculate for 96.
96 = \(2^5 * 3^1\)
Sum (D) = \(\frac{(2^6-1)}{2-1} * \frac{(3^2-1)}{3-1}\)

= \(63 * 4\)

= 252
Now to calculate sum of (even D), just subtract the odd ones. Only 1 and 3 are the odd ones.
Sum (even D) of 96 = 252 -4
= 248
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Could you please link some additional questions testing sum of odd-even factors to practice?

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Could you please link some additional questions testing sum of odd-even factors to practice?


Somewhat similar questions:
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https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-many-odd ... 06082.html
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http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-many-odd- ... 06082.html
http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-many-even ... 32835.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-many-odd ... 93706.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/what-is-the- ... 47187.html
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