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Re: If 3 < x < 100, for how many values of x is x/3 the square [#permalink]
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28 Jan 2016, 14:44
I can see two approaches for this:
Mathematical:
\(\frac{x}{3}\) needs to be a square prime
So, \(\frac{x}{3}=p^2\)
\(x=3p^2\)
\(3<3p^2<100\)
\(1<p^2<33\) (\(P^2\) can't be a nonint (100/3) )
Therefore: \(1<p<6\) The only primes between 1 and 6 are: 2,3,5
Logical:
\(x\) needs to be completely divided by 3, resulting in a square of a prime.
\(\frac{3*7^2}{3}\) Prime can't be seven, it would make x>100... so answer is 2,3,5 \(\frac{3*5^2}{3}\) \(\frac{3*3^2}{3}\) \(\frac{3*2^2}{3}\)
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Walkabout wrote: If 3 < x < 100, for how many values of x is x/3 the square of a prime number?
(A) Two (B) Three (C) Four (D) Five (E) Nine An easy way to solve this problem is to first write out all the perfect squares below 100 that result from squaring a prime number. The prime numbers to consider are 2, 3, 5, and 7. The next prime number, 11, yields 121 when it is squared, which is too large, and so we only consider the following four squared prime numbers: 4, 9, 25, 49 (Keep in mind that it’s useful to have all the perfect squares below 100 memorized and note that 4 = 2^2, 9 = 3^2, 25 = 5^2 and 49 = 7^2.) Next, we can write the question stem as an equation. x/3 = (prime)^2 . Now solve for x. x = 3(prime)^2. From our list we see that there are 3 values (4, 9 and 25) that, when we multiply them by 3, the product will remain under 100: 3(4) = 12, 3(9) = 27 and 3(25) = 75. Thus, the answer is that there are 3 values (12, 27, and 75) such that x/3 is the square of a prime number. Answer B
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Walkabout wrote: If 3 < x < 100, for how many values of x is x/3 the square of a prime number?
(A) Two (B) Three (C) Four (D) Five (E) Nine Assume x=+int mistake mine: (x/3)^2=P wrong (x/3) = P^2

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Great Official Question. Here is what i did => x/2= P^2 where P is a prime number Hence x=Prime^2*3 NOTE => Its a good idea to remember atleast the first Ten primes. Even Better if you know all the primes upto 100. 2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 29 31 37 41 43 47 53 59 61 67 71 73 79 83 89 97 101Now putting P=2,3,5 we get value of x in the bound (3,100) hence Three is our answer. Hence B
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since 3<x<100 then 1<x/3<33,3 then those numbers are 2, 3, 5 Hence 3 numbers Answer is B

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If 3 < x < 100, for how many values of x is x/3 the square of a prime number?
(A) Two (B) Three (C) Four (D) Five (E) Nine
The question confusingly adds x/3... lol so the square is the value of x/3
so we take first prime numbers 2,3,5,7,11 and are 4,9,25,49,121..
Since these values should be x/3 and the value of x will be 4*3,9*3,25*3,49*3..... which are 12,27,75,147....
we only need values below 100 so we have only 12,27 and 75 Three is the answer.B

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Bunuel wrote: Walkabout wrote: If 3 < x < 100, for how many values of x is x/3 the square of a prime number?
(A) Two (B) Three (C) Four (D) Five (E) Nine Since \(3 < x < 100\), then \(1<\frac{x}{3}<33\frac{1}{3}\) (just divide all parts of the inequality by 3). \(\frac{x}{3}\) should be the square of a prime number, thus \(\frac{x}{3}\) could be 2^2=4, 3^2=9, or 5^2=25. Answer: B. How do you know to divide the inequality by 3. is there a general strategy for this?

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Walkabout wrote: If 3 < x < 100, for how many values of x is x/3 the square of a prime number?
(A) Two (B) Three (C) Four (D) Five (E) Nine let x/3=y^2 3y^2<100 y^2<34 y^2 can only=4, 9, or 25 3 B

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