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If 5,000 = 2^x5^y and x and y are integers, what is the value of x + y

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New post 17 Dec 2018, 23:36
5000 can be prime factored to 100 x 50.

100 --> 50x2 --> 25x2x2--> 5x5x2x2
50 --> 25x2 --> 5x5x2

5^4 and 2^3 -->> 4+3=7.

Answer is 7.

The prime factorization of 5000 can be written as 2^3 5^4

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Re: If 5,000 = 2^x5^y and x and y are integers, what is the value of x + y  [#permalink]

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Bunuel wrote:
If \(5,000 = 2^x5^y\) and x and y are integers, what is the value of \(x + y\)?

A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6
E. 7



\(5000 = 5 *1000 = 5 * 10 * 100 = 5 *10 * 10 *10 = 5 * 5*2 *5*2 *5*2 = 5^4 2^3\)

\(5,000 = 2^x5^y\)

x =3
y=4

x + y = 3 + 4 = 7.

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Re: If 5,000 = 2^x5^y and x and y are integers, what is the value of x + y  [#permalink]

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New post 18 Dec 2018, 03:25
Bunuel wrote:
If \(5,000 = 2^x5^y\) and x and y are integers, what is the value of \(x + y\)?

A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6
E. 7



5000= 2^3*5^4
2^3*5^4 =2^x*5^y
or say x+y= 7

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