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How many terminating zeroes does 121! have?

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How many terminating zeroes does 121! have?

A) 21
B) 24
C) 28
D) 35
E) 41

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How many terminating zeroes does 121! have?

A) 21
B) 24
C) 28
D) 35
E) 41


Trailing zeros:
Trailing zeros are a sequence of 0's in the decimal representation (or more generally, in any positional representation) of a number, after which no other digits follow.

Fro example, 125000 has 3 trailing zeros (125000);

The number of trailing zeros in the decimal representation of n!, the factorial of a non-negative integer n, can be determined with this formula:

\(\frac{n}{5}+\frac{n}{5^2}+\frac{n}{5^3}+...+\frac{n}{5^k}\), where k must be chosen such that 5^(k+1)>n

It's more simple if you look at an example:

How many zeros are in the end (after which no other digits follow) of 32!?
\(\frac{32}{5}+\frac{32}{5^2}=6+1=7\) (denominator must be less than 32, \(5^2=25\) is less)

So there are 7 zeros in the end of 32!

The formula actually counts the number of factors 5 in n!, but since there are at least as many factors 2, this is equivalent to the number of factors 10, each of which gives one more trailing zero.

BACK TO THE ORIGINAL QUESTION:

According to above 121! has \(\frac{121}{5}+\frac{121}{25}=24+4=28\) trailing zeros.

Answer: C.

For more check Trailing Zeros Questions and Power of a number in a factorial questions in our Special Questions Directory.



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is it really a 700 level qs?

24 + 4 = 28

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How many terminating zeroes does 121! have?

A) 21
B) 24
C) 28
D) 35
E) 41


\(\frac{121}{5} = 24\)
\(\frac{24}{5} = 4\)

So, Total no of trailing zeroes is 28 , answer will be (C) 28
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How do I change it to a 600 level question?
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