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If n is a positive integer greater than 1, then p(n) represe

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If n is a positive integer greater than 1, then p(n) represents the product of all the prime numbers less than or equal to n. The second smallest prime factor of p(12)+11 is

A. 2
B. 11
C. 13
D. 17
E. 211

Solving
P(12)+11 = (2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 11) +11
= 11 (2 x 3 x 5 x 7 +1)
=11(211)

Since 211 is prime, shouldn’t 11 be the 2nd smallest prime factor of the product?

Originally posted by nades09 on 22 Dec 2012, 07:24.
Last edited by Bunuel on 23 Dec 2012, 06:32, edited 1 time in total.
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nades09 wrote:
If n is a positive integer greater than 1, then p(n) represents the product of all the prime numbers less than or equal to n. The second smallest prime factor of p(12)+11 is

A. 2
B. 11
C. 13
D. 17
E. 211

Solving
P(12)+11 = (2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 11) +11
= 11 (2 x 3 x 5 x 7 +1)
=11(211)

Since 211 is prime, shouldn’t 11 be the 2nd smallest prime factor of the product?


\(p(12)+11=2*3*5*7*11+11=11(2*3*5*7+1)=11*211\). Both 11 and 211 are primes: 11 is the smallest prime of p(12)+11 and 211 is the second smallest prime of p(12)+11.

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Since 211 is prime, shouldn’t 11 be the 2nd smallest prime factor of the product?


11 is the first smallest prime factor. 211 is the second smallest prime factor
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