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Noshad wrote: Let S be the set of all positive integer divisors of 100,000. How many numbers are the product of two distinct elements of S?
A. 98
B.100
C. 117
D. 119
E. 121 factors of 10^5 = 2^5*5^5; total factors = 36 i am not able to solve further this question GMATinsight ; sir please advise on the solution
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36 distinct factors in S we need 2 numbers for a product, so 2C36 = 630 ?



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help needed.. Total 36 factors and selecting 2 from them gives a no. not in option. Noshad wrote: Let S be the set of all positive integer divisors of 100,000. How many numbers are the product of two distinct elements of S?
A. 98
B.100
C. 117
D. 119
E. 121
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Archit3110 wrote: Noshad wrote: Let S be the set of all positive integer divisors of 100,000. How many numbers are the product of two distinct elements of S?
A. 98
B.100
C. 117
D. 119
E. 121 factors of 10^5 = 2^5*5^5; total factors = 36 i am not able to solve further this question GMATinsight ; sir please advise on the solution How do you determine the total factors to be 36? Kindly explain..
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OhsostudiousMJ wrote: Archit3110 wrote: Noshad wrote: Let S be the set of all positive integer divisors of 100,000. How many numbers are the product of two distinct elements of S?
A. 98
B.100
C. 117
D. 119
E. 121 factors of 10^5 = 2^5*5^5; total factors = 36 i am not able to solve further this question GMATinsight ; sir please advise on the solution How do you determine the total factors to be 36? Kindly explain.. By prime factorising 1,00,000 1,00,000 can be written as 10^5 Further break 10^5 into (2*5)^5 2^5 * 5^5.. when you have a number in the form of a^p * b^q * c^r ..... The total number of factors of that number will be (p+1)(q+1)..... So (5+1)(5+1) = 36.. Posted from my mobile device



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thyagi wrote: By prime factorising 1,00,000
1,00,000 can be written as 10^5 Further break 10^5 into (2*5)^5 2^5 * 5^5.. when you have a number in the form of a^p * b^q * c^r ..... The total number of factors of that number will be (p+1)(q+1).....
So (5+1)(5+1) = 36..
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chetan2u, Gladiator59, Bunuel, VeritasKarishma, generisdear experts : Could you please help? Like others,I am also not able to solve this. Regards, Arup Sarkar



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Noshad wrote: Let S be the set of all positive integer divisors of 100,000. How many numbers are the product of two distinct elements of S?
A. 98
B.100
C. 117
D. 119
E. 121 100,000 = 10^5 = 2^5 * 5^5 No of distinct factors = 6*6 = 36 These are: 1, 2^1, 2^2, 5, 2^3, 2^1*5^1, 2^4, 5^2, ... When you multiply any two of these, you will get a product with powers of 2 and/or 5. Since 2^5 and 5^5 are the maximum powers of 2 and 5, the power of either that you can get ranges from 0 to 10. This gives us 11*11 = 121 numbers But no number can be multiplied by itself so the largest and smallest powers of 2 and 5 will not multiply with themselves. Hence, you will not get the following 4 numbers: 2^10 * 5^10 (because there is only one 2^5 * 5^5) 2^10 (because there is only one 2^5) 5^10 (because there is only one 5^5) 2^0*5^0 (because there is only one 2^0*5^0) So in all, you will have 117 numbers. Answer (C)
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VeritasKarishma wrote: Noshad wrote: Let S be the set of all positive integer divisors of 100,000. How many numbers are the product of two distinct elements of S?
A. 98
B.100
C. 117
D. 119
E. 121 100,000 = 10^5 = 2^5 * 5^5 No of distinct factors = 6*6 = 36 These are: 1, 2^1, 2^2, 5, 2^3, 2^1*5^1, 2^4, 5^2, ... When you multiply any two of these, you will get a product with powers of 2 and/or 5. Since 2^5 and 5^5 are the maximum powers of 2 and 5, the power of either that you can get ranges from 0 to 10. This gives us 11*11 = 121 numbers But no number can be multiplied by itself so the largest and smallest powers of 2 and 5 will not multiply with themselves. Hence, you will not get the following 4 numbers: 2^10 * 5^10 (because there is only one 2^5 * 5^5) 2^10 (because there is only one 2^5) 5^10 (because there is only one 5^5) 2^0*5^0 (because there is only one 2^0*5^0) So in all, you will have 117 numbers. Answer (C) HI VeritasKarishmaApplogies, but I am still not able to understand the solution that you posted. Please help. chetan2u GMATinsight gmatbusters
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VeritasKarishma ; hello ma'am.. I am not able to understand from the highlighted part onwards.. a. how did 121 numbers come up? b. 2^10 , 5^10 are the highest power but how did you deduce to 117 numbers GMATinsight ; sir if possible kindly look into the question and assist. VeritasKarishma wrote: Noshad wrote: Let S be the set of all positive integer divisors of 100,000. How many numbers are the product of two distinct elements of S?
A. 98
B.100
C. 117
D. 119
E. 121 100,000 = 10^5 = 2^5 * 5^5 No of distinct factors = 6*6 = 36 These are: 1, 2^1, 2^2, 5, 2^3, 2^1*5^1, 2^4, 5^2, ... When you multiply any two of these, you will get a product with powers of 2 and/or 5. Since 2^5 and 5^5 are the maximum powers of 2 and 5, the power of either that you can get ranges from 0 to 10. This gives us 11*11 = 121 numbersBut no number can be multiplied by itself so the largest and smallest powers of 2 and 5 will not multiply with themselves. Hence, you will not get the following 4 numbers: 2^10 * 5^10 (because there is only one 2^5 * 5^5)2^10 (because there is only one 2^5) 5^10 (because there is only one 5^5) 2^0*5^0 (because there is only one 2^0*5^0) So in all, you will have 117 numbers. Answer (C)
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Archit3110 wrote: VeritasKarishma ; hello ma'am.. I am not able to understand from the highlighted part onwards.. a. how did 121 numbers come up? b. 2^10 , 5^10 are the highest power but how did you deduce to 117 numbers GMATinsight ; sir if possible kindly look into the question and assist. VeritasKarishma wrote: Noshad wrote: Let S be the set of all positive integer divisors of 100,000. How many numbers are the product of two distinct elements of S?
A. 98
B.100
C. 117
D. 119
E. 121 100,000 = 10^5 = 2^5 * 5^5 No of distinct factors = 6*6 = 36 These are: 1, 2^1, 2^2, 5, 2^3, 2^1*5^1, 2^4, 5^2, ... When you multiply any two of these, you will get a product with powers of 2 and/or 5. Since 2^5 and 5^5 are the maximum powers of 2 and 5, the power of either that you can get ranges from 0 to 10. This gives us 11*11 = 121 numbersBut no number can be multiplied by itself so the largest and smallest powers of 2 and 5 will not multiply with themselves. Hence, you will not get the following 4 numbers: 2^10 * 5^10 (because there is only one 2^5 * 5^5)2^10 (because there is only one 2^5) 5^10 (because there is only one 5^5) 2^0*5^0 (because there is only one 2^0*5^0) So in all, you will have 117 numbers. Answer (C) Calculation of Number of FactorsFor a Number \(N=a^p*b^q*c^r*...\)where a, b, c etc are distinct prime factors of n and p, q r are their respective exponents The number of factors of \(N = (p+1)*(q+1)*(r+1)*...\) and so oni.e. \(100,000 = 10^5 = 2^5 * 5^5\) hence, total factors of 100000 = (5+1)*(5+1) = 36 i.e. S = {1, \(2^1\), \(2^2\), \(5^1\), \(2^3\), \(2^1*5^1\), \(2^4\), \(2^2*5\)........100000} 36 elements in S The biggest terms of the set are \(2^5*5^5\) and \(2^4*5^5\) and \(2^5*5^4\) i.e. the biggest product of two terms in set S will be \(2^5*5^5\)*\(2^4*5^5\) and \(2^5*5^5\)*\(2^5*5^4\) i.e. Biggest terms of the product will be \(2^9*5^{10}\) and \(2^{10}*5^9\) i.e. \(2^0\), \(2^1\), \(2^2\) \(2^{10}\) etc. will have combination with \(5^0\) i.e. 11 combinations Similarly, i.e. \(2^0\), \(2^1\), \(2^2\) \(2^{10}\) etc. will have combination with \(5^1\) i.e. 11 combinations Similarly, i.e. \(2^0\), \(2^1\), \(2^2\) \(2^{10}\) etc. will have combination with \(5^2\) i.e. 11 combinations and so on... i.e. \(2^0\), \(2^1\), \(2^2\) \(2^{10}\) etc. will have combination with \(5^{10}\) i.e. 11 combinations i.e. Total combinations = 11*11 = 121 But as already mentioned the combinations that are not possible but included here are \(2^{10}*5^{10}\) and \(2^0*5^0\) and \(2^{10}\) and \(5^{10}\) Total Acceptable combinations = 121  4 = 117 Answer: Option D Archit3110 warrior1991
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GMATinsight ; thanks for the solution , this surely is a unique question not sure whether is GMAT type or not as it involves a lot of combining of pairs of factors solving under 120 sec would be really challenging.. Noshad ; whats the source of this question? is it really from gmat source ? I actually googled this question and it comes up to be a question from American mathematic association /olympiad, is it so?
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