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# If a, b, c, d and e are integers and p = (2^a) (3^b) and q =

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22 Nov 2008, 22:08
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If a, b, c, d and e are integers and p = (2^a) (3^b) and q = (2^c)(3^d)(5^e), is (p/q) a terminating decimal?

(1) a > c
(2) b > d
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23 Nov 2008, 00:22
i would go with B..

basically i need to know if we can get rid of that the 3 in the denominator.
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23 Nov 2008, 00:35
B.
if the denominator can be expressed in the form $$2^x*5^y$$, it is a terminating decimal.
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24 Nov 2008, 08:10
OA I have is B.

Thanks Guys.
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