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q is the smallest positive integer for which 3^q is a factor of 8124.

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q is the smallest positive integer for which \(3^q\) is a factor of 8124. What is the value of \(3^q− ­ q^3\) ?

A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
E. More than 3


q is the smallest positive integer.

Let q be 1

8 + 1 + 2 + 4 =15

15 is divisible by \(3^q\)or \(3^1\) or 3.

Required Value :

\(3^q - q^3\) = 3 - 1 = 2.

C is the correct answer.
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Bunuel wrote:
q is the smallest positive integer for which \(3^q\) is a factor of 8124. What is the value of \(3^q− ­ q^3\) ?

A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
E. More than 3


8124 is divisible by 3. So Smallest positive integer for q=1; 3-1=2 IMO C
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Bunuel wrote:
q is the smallest positive integer for which \(3^q\) is a factor of 8124. What is the value of \(3^q− ­ q^3\) ?

A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
E. More than 3


8124 = 3*2708 [2708 is not a multiple of 3]
--> 3^1 is the factor
--> q = 1

\(3^q− ­ q^3\) = 3^1 - 1^3 = 3 - 1 = 2

IMO Option C

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