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If Q the square of an odd positive integer and if 8Q^8 has four prime factors, then how many prime factors does √Q have?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. Cannot be determined

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As $$Q^2$$ is an odd number, $$Q^8$$ must be odd too.

$$2^3*Q^8$$ has 4 prime factors; hence, $$Q^8$$ must have 3 prime factors, and so does $$\sqrt{Q}$$.

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If Q the square of an odd positive integer and if 8Q^8 has four prime factors, then how many prime factors does √Q have?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. Cannot be determined

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Bunuel wrote:
If Q the square of an odd positive integer and if 8Q^8 has four prime factors, then how many prime factors does √Q have?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. Cannot be determined

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Q=(2n+1)^2
Q^8=(2n+1)^16
$$8*Q^8= 2^3*(2n+1)^(16)$$
This means 2n+1 consists of 3 prime factors as 2 is one prime factor and total prime factors in 8Q^8 is 4
So $$\sqrt{Q}$$ has 3 prime factors. If Q the square of an odd positive integer and if 8Q^8 has four prime   [#permalink] 26 Nov 2019, 06:29
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