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# How many factors of 3600 are odd? A) 3 B) 6 C) 9 D) 18 E) 45 Source:

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How many factors of 3600 are odd?

A) 3
B) 6
C) 9
D) 18
E) 45

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Originally posted by GMATinsight on 20 May 2017, 07:12.
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20 May 2017, 07:30
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GMATinsight wrote:
How many factors of 3600 are odd?

A) 3
B) 6
C) 9
D) 18
E) 45

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First, prime factorization: $$3600 = 36 \times 100 = (2^2 \times 3^2) \times (2^2 \times 5^2)=2^4 \times 3^2 \times 5^2$$

To count the number of odd factors, first we need to remove even prime: $$3^2 \times 5^2$$.

Now, the number of odd factors is: $$(2+1)(2+1)=9$$

The answer is C.
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GMATinsight wrote:
How many factors of 3600 are odd?

A) 3
B) 6
C) 9
D) 18
E) 45

Source: http://www.GMATisnight.com

Since most of the answer choices are pretty small, it might not take long to LIST all of the odd factors.
We'll use the fact that 3600 = (2)(2)(2)(2)(3)(3)(5)(5) AND the fact that ODD x ODD = ODD
So, we'll work solely with the ODD primes: (3)(3)(5)(5)

So, the ODD factors of 3600 are:
- 1
- 3
- 5
- (3)(3) [we need not evaluate this, since we'll just going to count the factors in our list]
- (3)(5)
- (5)(5)
- (3)(3)(5)
- (3)(5)(5)
- (3)(3)(5)(5)

Done!

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17 Feb 2019, 08:54
GMATinsight wrote:
How many factors of 3600 are odd?

A) 3
B) 6
C) 9
D) 18
E) 45

Source: http://www.GMATinsight.com

Alternative:

$$3600 = 2^4*3^2*5^2$$

i.e. every factor of $$3^2*5^2$$will become odd factor of 3600

factors of $$3^2*5^2 = (2+1)*(2+1) = 3*3 = 9$$

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