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# If n is the greatest integer such that 6^n is a divisor of 86,420, the

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If n is the greatest integer such that $$6^n$$is a divisor of 86,420, then $$2^n - n^2$$ =
A) 0
B) 1
C) 7
D) 28
E) 79

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26 Aug 2016, 19:37
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86420 is divisible by 2 but not by 3. There is only one possibility for 6^n to be a factor of 86420:

If n = 0, 6^n = 6^0 = 1
1 is a factor of every integer.

Plugging n = 0 in the formula:

2^n - n^2
= 2^0 - 0^2
= 1 - 0
= 1

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27 Aug 2016, 02:17
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If n is the greatest integer such that $$6^n$$is a divisor of 86,420, then $$2^n - n^2$$ =
A) 0
B) 1
C) 7
D) 28
E) 79

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