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If k is an integer, what is the smallest possible value of k such that 1040k is the square of an integer?

A. 2
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C. 10
D. 15
E. 65


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If k is an integer, what is the smallest possible value of k such that 1040k is the square of an integer?

A. 2
B. 5
C. 10
D. 15
E. 65


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1040=2^4*13*5

We need 13*5 to be multiplied with 1040 to make is a perfect square.

Therefore, k=13*5=65

Answer : E
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Bunuel wrote:
If k is an integer, what is the smallest possible value of k such that 1040k is the square of an integer?

A. 2
B. 5
C. 10
D. 15
E. 65


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1040 = (2^4)*(13)*(5)
We need one more factor of 13 as well as 5 so as to make square of an integer.
So, k = 13*5 = 65
Hence option (E).

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If k is an integer, what is the smallest possible value of k such that 1040k is the square of an integer?

A. 2
B. 5
C. 10
D. 15
E. 65


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1040K = 13*8*10*K = 13*2^4*5*K
so K should have one 13 and one 5 i.e. 65 Answer E
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If k is an integer, what is the smallest possible value of k such that 1040k is the square of an integer?

A. 2
B. 5
C. 10
D. 15
E. 65


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We need to find a number k such that 1040k = n^2 for some number n.

The prime factorization of 1040 is \(2^4 5^1 13^1\).

In order for 1040k to be a square number, we need every prime factor in 1040k to be at least raised to the second power. The only numbers that are not are 5 and 13 - thus, we need one more factor of 5 and one more factor of 13. Therefore, k = 5*13 = 65.

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Answer = E. 65

We require to find factors of 1040 which are perfect squares

1040 = 4 * 4 * 65

To make 1040 a perfect square, it has to be multiplied by 65

k = 65
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Bunuel wrote:
If k is an integer, what is the smallest possible value of k such that 1040k is the square of an integer?

A. 2
B. 5
C. 10
D. 15
E. 65


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1040k - k needs to be replaced.


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202 | *040k
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K should be 4
102^2 = 10404


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Factorizing 1040 = (2^4).5.13
Thus we need 5 and 13 to make it a perfect sqaure.
Thus 65. Ans E.
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If k is an integer, what is the smallest possible value of k such that 1040k is the square of an integer?

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Factorize 1040
1040 = 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 5 * 13
as we know that square of any number should have even powers of factors, the only number missing is 5 * 13 = 65
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1040
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10*104
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2*5 52*2
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26*2
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13*2
2*2*2*2*5*13=1040
2*2*2*2*5*13*K=1040k
(2*2*5*13)=(2*2*K) Since its a square, distribute the 2's and set the sides equal
5*13 = K (Cancel out the 2's)
65=K
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Answer E and here is why,
First we need to factorize 1040, or 2^4*5*13*k=a perfect square. To have a perfect square, we must have squared variables before equal sign or 5 and 13. So 5*13 is 65
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