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If x and y are positive integers, and x^3*y^4 = 2,000, which of the following is the value of xy? A. 2 B. 4 C. 8 D. 10 E. 20
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for this problem, i factored 2000 > 2, 2, 2, 2, 5, 5, 5... or (5*3)(2*4).
based on the factoring, x = 5 and y = 2... so xy = (5)(2) = 10
the correct answer is d.




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IgnitedMind wrote: If x and y are positive integers and x^3*y^4 = 2000 what is the value of xy?
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20 10 \((5*2)^{3}*2=2000\) D
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pardon me asking...is the question stem valid asis? I am finding it hard to deduce a set of +ve integer values for x and y satisfying the below equation x^3y^4 = 2000 even if you take x=2 and y =1, the lowest possible values, it is still <> 2000.
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2000 = 5^3*2^4 Hence, xy = 10



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scthakur wrote: 2000 = 5^3*2^4 Hence, xy = 10 how long did it take you to figure out x and y? I looked at your answer before solving this so just want to estimate which method is better when taking the test. x^3y^4 = (xy)^3 * y = 2000 a. if xy = 2 => 2^3 = 8, can't find y b. xy = 4 (same as above) c. xy = 8, 8^3 = 512; 2000/512 is not integer d. xy = 10, 10^3 = 1000, y = 2000/1000 = 2 e. xy = 20, 20^3 = 8000 > 2000 so the answer is D



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Actually, I had seen this problem before. Haaving said that, in such types of problems, it is better to break the big number into squares, cubes, etc. of smaller numbers.



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[quote="Jcpenny"]If x and y are positive integers, and x^3y^4 = 2,000, which of the following is the value of xy?
A. 2 B. 4 C. 8 D. 10 E. 20
1000*2 = 10^3*2 = 5^3*2^4 thus xy = 10...D



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hit n trial can help here. we can easily guess that either x or y must be 5 here.
if y=5 we cant divide 2000 by 625 ...so x=5...and there u go...
alternatively, we can think of the possible values of (xy)3 ...where (xy)3 =1000 is most plausible option considering y to be an integer....



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In such question it is best to see the options available. x^3*y^4 = 2000 is essentially same as (xy)^3*y = 2000 Now, if you look at the available choices, it is 2, 4, 8, 10, 20 You can figure out looking at choices that 2, 4, 8 are too small to satisfy the equation while 20 is too large. Hence, lets check with 10. If xy = 10, xy^3 = 1000, so y = 2000/1000 = 2 and x = 10/2 = 5. 5 & 2 being positive integers, xy=10 is the correct answer.



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My Analysis with Strategy.. 1 Positive Integers ( + ) , 2 Powers , 3 Prime factorization So Prime factorization of 2000 write in Power form = 2^4 5^3 So x = 5 , y = 2 ; 5 * 2 = 10
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In questions like this one, it's a good idea to start by Prime Factorization of the big number. Some of the students who posted their solutions above have done this already. Here's a similar OG question for you to practice: http://gmatclub.com/forum/ifyisthesmallestpositiveintegersuchthat65323.htmlBest Regards Japinder
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X^3Y^4=(XY)^3Y=2000=10^3*2; therefore, Y=2 and XY=10> Answer:D



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x^3*y^4=2000 (xy)^3=2000/y=(2/y)*10^3 (xy)=10*(2/y)^(1/3) Since y is a positive integer taking y=2 D
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Hi All, This question involves some Number Properties; if you recognize them, think logically and choose the SIMPLEST examples possible, then you'll get to the correct answer relatively quickly. We're told that (X^3)(Y^4) = 2,000 Since we're dealing with a product that ends in 0, at least one of the variables is a multiple of 5 and at least one of the variables is even. So....choose two different numbers....the most obvious multiple of 5 and the most obvious even.... You'll end up with 5 and 2....Plug those in (one for X and one for Y)  it'll take no more than 2 attempts to find the one that 'fits' and you'll have the value of (X)(Y)... Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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D 2 and 5 are in equal numbers in 1000 i.e. 2^3 and 5^3 and thus in 2 x 1000  number of 2 = 1+no. of 5's. Thus there product would be 20.
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jmyer028 wrote: for this problem, i factored 2000 > 2, 2, 2, 2, 5, 5, 5... or (5*3)(2*4).
based on the factoring, x = 5 and y = 2... so xy = (5)(2) = 10
the correct answer is d. I've done exactly the same Ive got it right in front of me on my test simulation booklet But didn't know what to do with the prime factors (just to nervous) I think if you don't stay calm on test day you'll get nowhere !!
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Hi daviddaviddavid, Most of the questions that you'll face on Test Day will become easier to deal with IF you get in the habit of taking notes (including writing down what the question asks you to solve for). After reading through this prompt  and taking all of the necessary notes  the last thing you should have written down is.... "(X)(Y) = ?" In that way, you will know your 'goal' and when you have the necessary information to answer the question that is asked. GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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Imo D 2^4*5^3=2000 hence xy=10 Sent from my ONE E1003 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote: Hi daviddaviddavid,
Most of the questions that you'll face on Test Day will become easier to deal with IF you get in the habit of taking notes (including writing down what the question asks you to solve for).
After reading through this prompt  and taking all of the necessary notes  the last thing you should have written down is.... "(X)(Y) = ?"
In that way, you will know your 'goal' and when you have the necessary information to answer the question that is asked.
GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich thank you =) Ill try my best at the moment I'm just so disappointed. My test is on Tuesday and I just got 570 today When I went through the quant questions again, I could solve at least 10 of them (wrong ones) at ease and within seconds but it appears that I'm just freezing under pressure One questions was x+y = negative ? (1) x negative (2) y positive And I quickly picked C. I guess the algorithm must have thought I'm mentally disabled. I guess selfconfidence and calmness are crucial in order to get a good score. Sorry for offtopic
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