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if p, s, and t are positive prime numbers, what is the value

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if p, s, and t are positive prime numbers, what is the value of p^3s^3t^3?
(1) p^3st=728
(2) t=13

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if p, s, and t are positive prime numbers, what is the value of p^3s^3t^3?
(1) p^3st=728
(2) t=13


(1) 728 = 2*2*2*7*13, so we know p=2, s=7or13, t=13or7. The values for s & t doesn't really matter because we need to find the value of (p*s*t)^3. So, its (2*7*13)^3
Suff
(2) nothing about s * t
Insuff

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if p, s, and t are positive prime numbers, what is the value of p^3s^3t^3?
(1) p^3st=728
(2) t=13

Stat(1)
p^3st=728
728=2*2*2*7*13

Therefore suff

Stat(2)
t=13
but we don't know either s or p value so insuff

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If p, s, and t are positive prime numbers, what is the value of p^3s^3t^3?
(1) p^3st=728
(2) t=13


Question:(\(p^3s^3t^3\))?
Question:( \((pst)^3\) )?

(1) \(p^3*s*t=728\)
Factorize 728
\(728 = 2(364)=2(2)(182)=2(2)(2)(91)=2^3(7)(13)\)

So, \(p^3st=2^3(7)(13)\)
This gives us that p=2, and s=7,t=13 or s=13,t=7.
But in either case it doesn't matter, because the order in which we multiply the primes has no effect on the answer. For example, \((2)(7)(13) = (2)(13)(7))\), yes? So \(((2)(7)(13))^3 = ((2)(13)(7))^3\) as well.

Sufficient.

(2) By itself this is insufficient as it tells us nothing about \(p\) or \(s\).

Final Answer, A.
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