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The Prime Sum of an integer \(X\) greater than 1 is the sum of all prime factors of \(X\) including repetitions. A positive integer \(n\) can be expressed as a product of two natural numbers at least one of which is even. What is the Prime Sum of \(n\)? (1) \(n\) has only 3 prime factors and the smallest prime factor of \(n\) is raised to a power equal to the next biggest prime factor of \(n\). (2) The prime factors of \(n\) are consecutive and the total number of divisors of \(n\) is 16 This is Ques 6 of The EGMAT Number Properties Knockout Register for our Free Session on Number Properties (held every 3rd week) to solve exciting 700+ Level Questions in a classroom environment under the realtime guidance of our Experts
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Detailed SolutionStepI: Given InfoWe are given that a positive integer \(n\) can be expressed as a product of two natural numbers at least one of which is even. We are asked to find the Prime Sum of \(n\). StepII: Interpreting the Question StatementFor finding the prime sum of \(n\), we need to know all the prime factors of \(n\) along with the no. of times they are repeated in the prime factorization of \(n\). For example if \(n= P_{1}^a*P_{2}^b\), we need to find the values of \(P_{1}\), \(P_{2}\) along with the values of \(a\) and \(b\) to calculate the prime sum of the number. We are told that \(n\) has an even number as it factor, which implies that \(n\) is even. Hence, we can say with certainty that 2 is one of the prime factors of \(n\). Now, we need to find the other prime factors of \(n\) along with the no. of times they are repeated. StepIII: Statement IWe know from statementI that \(n\) has 3 prime factors. So, we can write \(n\) as: \(n= P_{1}^a* P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\)where \(P_{1}\), \(P_{2}\) and \(P_{3}\) are prime numbers. The statement also tells us that the smallest prime factor of \(n\) which is 2 (as 2 is the prime factor of \(n\) and there is no smaller prime number than 2) is raised to a power equal to the next biggest prime factor of \(n\). So \(n\) can be rephrased as: \(n= 2^{P_{2}} * P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\) But, we don’t have any information about the values of other prime factors of \(n\) as well as the no. of times they are repeated. So, StatementI is insufficient to answer the question. StepIV: Statement IIStatementII tells us that the total number of divisors of \(n\) is 16, so n can be written as: \(n= P_{1}* P_{2} * P_{3} * P_{4}\) (as 16 = 2*2*2*2) or \(n= P_{1}^a* P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\) (as 16 = 4*2*2) where either of \(a\), \(b\) or \(c\) can be equal to 3 and rest as 1 or \(n= P_{1}^3* P_{2}^3\) (as 16 = 4*4) We know from the question statement that \(P_{1}\) = 2. Since the statement tells us that the prime factors of \(n\) are consecutive, the prime factors may be: 2,3,5,7 or 2,3,5 or 2,3 We can only know from case III the required values of the prime factors and the number of times they are repeated. The other two cases do not provide us with a unique answer. Thus StatementII is insufficient to answer the question. StepV: Combining Statements I & IIIf we combine statementsI & II, we can notice that \(n\) has 3 prime factors, so \(n\) can be written as: \(n= 2^{P_{2}}* P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\). Since the prime factors of n are consecutive that would imply \(P_{2}\) = 3 and \(P_{3}\) = 5. Also, StI tells us that 2 is raised to the power equal to the next biggest prime factor of \(n\) i.e. 3, so, n can be written as: \(n= 2^3* 3^1 *5^1\) Now, we know the prime factors of \(n\) and the no. of times they are repeated, we can definitely find the prime sum of \(n\). Thus combination of StI & II is sufficient to answer the question. Hence the correct answer is Option CKey Takeaways1. 2 is the smallest prime number 2. If the total number of factors of a number is given to be T, evaluate the possible ways in which T can be expressed as a product of 2 or more numbers Amit0507 Kudos for pointing out the difference between consecutive prime numbers and consecutive natural numbers. This was one of the key concepts being checked here. Regards Harsh
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EgmatQuantExpert wrote: The Prime Sum of an integer X greater than 1 is the sum of all prime factors of X including repetitions. A positive integer n can be expressed as a product of two natural numbers at least one of which is even. What is the Prime Sum of n? (1) n has only 3 prime factors and the smallest prime factor of n is raised to a power equal to the next biggest prime factor of n. (2) The prime factors of n are consecutive and the total number of divisors of n is 16 We will provide the OA in some time. Till then Happy Solving This is Ques 6 of The EGMAT Number Properties Knockout Register for our Free Session on Number Properties this Saturday to solve exciting 700+ Level Questions in a classroom environment under the realtime guidance of our Experts! (1) n has only 3 prime factors and the smallest prime factor of n is raised to a power equal to the next biggest prime factor of n. Given N is EVEN . so one prime factor is 2 and this is also the smallest . 2 is smallest prime. next biggest prime can be 3,5,7,11,..... such that number will be N=2* \(5^2 , 3^2 , 7^2\) insufficient. (2) The prime factors of n are consecutive and the total number of divisors of n is 16 if N=\(2^3 * 3^3\) #factors =16 prime sum= 2*3+3*3= 15 if N=\(2^1 * 3^7\) #factors = 16 primesum = 2+ 3*7 = 23 Prime sum will be different for two numbers. insufficient. combining together we know there are 3 prime factor and prime factors are consecutive and that smallest prime is raised to power of next biggest prime . only 2 and 3 are prime factors which are consecutive . so number should be \(2*3^2\) 3 prime factors are 2,3,3 smallest prime is raised to power of next biggest \(2, 3^2\) prime factors are consecutive . but in this case # of factors are not 16. Answer should be E.
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I ll go with C
Given that n is even so one of the prime factors is 2.
From 1
n Can be 2^3*3 or 2^5*5 ( Prime Sum Different) Insufficient
From 2
n can be 2^3*3^3 or 2*3^3*5 ( Prime Sum Different) Insufficient
From 1 and 2
The prime factors are 2, 3, 5
Exponent of 2 is 3 Therefore product of exponent of 3 and 5 is 4 which is possible only when 3*5
So Prime Sum = 2^3+3+5
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chandru42 wrote: I ll go with C
Given that n is even so one of the prime factors is 2.
From 1
n Can be 2^3*3 or 2^5*5 ( Prime Sum Different) Insufficient
From 2
n can be 2^3*3^3 or 2*3^3*5 ( Prime Sum Different) Insufficient
From 1 and 2
The prime factors are 2, 3, 5 Exponent of 2 is 3 Therefore product of exponent of 3 and 5 is 4 which is possible only when 3*5
So Prime Sum = 2^3+3+5
Sufficient The prime factors of n are consecutive so i am not sure how 'The prime factors are 2, 3, 5' . am i missing something ?
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From 1, n has only 3 prime factors. From 2 the prime factors are consecutive. n is even so it must have 2 as its prime factor. So the prime factors can be 2,3,5



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chandru42 wrote: From 1, n has only 3 prime factors. From 2 the prime factors are consecutive. n is even so it must have 2 as its prime factor. So the prime factors can be 2,3,5 I think i misunderstood stmt2 And thought that only 2 and 3 are consecutive and that all consecutive numbers has a common difference. (2) The prime factors of n are consecutive and the total number of divisors of n is 16
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Consecutive prime factors are different from consecutive numbers. 5,7,11 are consecutive primes but not conse. numbers. The answer should be C. 2^3.3.5 Lucky2783 wrote: chandru42 wrote: From 1, n has only 3 prime factors. From 2 the prime factors are consecutive. n is even so it must have 2 as its prime factor. So the prime factors can be 2,3,5 I think i misunderstood stmt2 And thought that only 2 and 3 are consecutive and that all consecutive numbers has a common difference. (2) The prime factors of n are consecutive and the total number of divisors of n is 16



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EgmatQuantExpert wrote: The Prime Sum of an integer X greater than 1 is the sum of all prime factors of X including repetitions. A positive integer n can be expressed as a product of two natural numbers at least one of which is even. What is the Prime Sum of n? (1) n has only 3 prime factors and the smallest prime factor of n is raised to a power equal to the next biggest prime factor of n. (2) The prime factors of n are consecutive and the total number of divisors of n is 16 We will provide the OA in some time. Till then Happy Solving This is Ques 6 of The EGMAT Number Properties Knockout Register for our Free Session on Number Properties this Saturday to solve exciting 700+ Level Questions in a classroom environment under the realtime guidance of our Experts! I go to C n is expressed as a product of 2 numbers, at least one of which is even > n has 2 as one of it's prime factor. (1) "n" must equal: 2^x * x^a * y^b (where x and y are prime numbers others than 2). No other clues about x and y > NOT SUFFICIENT (2) The total number of divisors is 16 (2*2*2*2 or 2*2*4 or 2*4*2 or 4*2*2), so the powers of prime factors of n can be ( 1, 1, 1, 1 or 1, 1, 3 or 1, 3, 1 or 3, 1, 1). NOT SUFFICIENT (1) and (2) together: "n" must equal: 2^3 * 3^a * 5^b and the powers (3, a, b) must be one of 4 scenarios above > must be 3,1,1. So n = 2^3 * 3 * 5. SUFFICIENT > C is the correct answer.



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The Prime Sum of an integer X greater than 1 is the sum of all prime factors of X including repetitions. A positive integer n can be expressed as a product of two natural numbers at least one of which is even. What is the Prime Sum of n?
(1) n has only 3 prime factors and the smallest prime factor of n is raised to a power equal to the next biggest prime factor of n.
(2) The prime factors of n are consecutive and the total number of divisors of n is 16
1) n= 2^3*3 ,2*5,5 so A insuff 2) Given that "prime factors of n are consecutive". Only set of prime factors that are consecutive are 2 & 3. If we consider 5 as one factor of n then its are not consecutive. Suppose if it is mentioned as "consecutive prime numbers" then we can consider 5 as one factor.(Pl correct me if I'm wrong.) So n should have only 2 prime factors 2 & 3 16 can be expressed as 4*4 = (3+1)(3+1) hence n = 2^3*3*3 We can find the answer, hence B is suff Ans: B



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EgmatQuantExpert wrote: Detailed Solution
StepI: Given Info
We are given that a positive integer \(n\) can be expressed as a product of two natural numbers at least one of which is even. We are asked to find the Prime Sum of \(n\).
StepII: Interpreting the Question Statement
For finding the prime sum of \(n\), we need to know all the prime factors of \(n\) along with the no. of times they are repeated in the prime factorization of \(n\).
For example if \(n= P_{1}^a*P_{2}^b\), we need to find the values of \(P_{1}\), \(P_{2}\) along with the values of \(a\) and \(b\) to calculate the prime sum of the number.
We are told that \(n\) has an even number as it factor, which implies that \(n\) is even. Hence, we can say with certainty that 2 is one of the prime factors of \(n\). Now, we need to find the other prime factors of \(n\) along with the no. of times they are repeated.
StepIII: Statement I
We know from statementI that \(n\) has 3 prime factors. So, we can write \(n\) as:
\(n= P_{1}^a* P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\)where \(P_{1}\), \(P_{2}\) and \(P_{3}\) are prime numbers.
The statement also tells us that the smallest prime factor of \(n\) which is 2 (as 2 is the prime factor of \(n\) and there is no smaller prime number than 2) is raised to a power equal to the next biggest prime factor of \(n\). So \(n\) can be rephrased as:
\(n= 2^{P_{2}} * P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\)
But, we don’t have any information about the values of other prime factors of \(n\) as well as the no. of times they are repeated. So, StatementI is insufficient to answer the question.
StepIV: Statement II
StatementII tells us that the total number of divisors of \(n\) is 16, so n can be written as:
\(n= P_{1}* P_{2} * P_{3} * P_{4}\) (as 16 = 2*2*2*2) or \(n= P_{1}^a* P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\) (as 16 = 4*2*2) where either of \(a\), \(b\) or \(c\) can be equal to 3 and rest as 1 or \(n= P_{1}^3* P_{2}^3\) (as 16 = 4*4)
We know from the question statement that \(P_{1}\) = 2. Since the statement tells us that the prime factors of \(n\) are consecutive, the prime factors may be:
2,3,5,7 or 2,3,5 or 2,3
We can only know from case III the required values of the prime factors and the number of times they are repeated. The other two cases do not provide us with a unique answer. Thus StatementII is insufficient to answer the question.
StepV: Combining Statements I & II
If we combine statementsI & II, we can notice that \(n\) has 3 prime factors, so \(n\) can be written as:
\(n= 2^{P_{2}}* P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\). Since the prime factors of n are consecutive that would imply \(P_{2}\) = 3 and \(P_{3}\) = 5.
Also, StI tells us that 2 is raised to the power equal to the next biggest prime factor of \(n\) i.e. 3, so, n can be written as:
\(n= 2^3* 3^1 *5^1\)
Now, we know the prime factors of \(n\) and the no. of times they are repeated, we can definitely find the prime sum of \(n\).
Thus combination of StI & II is sufficient to answer the question. Hence the correct answer is Option C
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1. 2 is the smallest prime number 2. If the total number of factors of a number is given to be T, evaluate the possible ways in which T can be expressed as a product of 2 or more numbers
Regards Harsh statement 2 says number "n" has 16 divisors, these 16 divisors will include negative divisors as well (assuming word "divisor" means the same as "factors") So, no. of +ve divisors of "n" will be 8. And 2^3 X 3^a X 5^b ==> aXb = 2. And this is just not possible here as both a and b must atleast be equal to 1 for 3 prime factors to exist C would have been correct if statement 2 said total no of +ve divisors are 16.



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Quick question, for statement 2, can there be another option for the two number case? (i.e. x^1*y^7)
Also, it seems for this question, we needed to find the solution 2^3*3*5 to answer this correctly. I haven't seen that as much for DS, is this the only way to find the answer or could we have stopped at some point earlier to understand we need both statements to have sufficient information.



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The second option clearly states Quote: (2) The prime factors of n are consecutive and the total number of divisors of n is 16 , which means the prime factors happen to be consecutive and only prime numbers that are consecutive are 2 & 3. The statement 2 does not state consecutive prime factors, in which case we can consider the combination 2,3,5 as a possibility but it is not the case. So option B should be correct.



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Stem tells us that 1 of the prime factors of n is even = 2. (1)n=2*b*c, b and c can be any prime numbers, hence Insuff. (2) 1 case: n = 2^3*3^3 number of factors=(3+1)*(3+1)=16 2 case: n=2^1*3^7 number of factors=(1+1)*(7+1)=16 (1)+(2): Combining all constraints we have, that N consists of 3 consecutive prime factors, one of which is 2 which, in turn, is raised to a power equal to next highest prime factor and total number of factors is 16. n=2^3*3*5 number of factors=(3+1)*(1+1)*(1+1)=16 Length=6+3+5=14 Answer C.



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StatementII tells us that the total number of divisors of nn is 16, so n can be written as:
n=P1∗P2∗P3∗P4n=P1∗P2∗P3∗P4 (as 16 = 2*2*2*2) or n=Pa1∗Pb2∗Pc3n=P1a∗P2b∗P3c (as 16 = 4*2*2) where either of aa, bb or cc can be equal to 3 and rest as 1 or n=P31∗P32n=P13∗P23 (as 16 = 4*4)
in above there can be 8*2 options as well which makes option 3 also indeterministic.is that correct?!



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EgmatQuantExpert wrote: Detailed SolutionStepI: Given InfoWe are given that a positive integer \(n\) can be expressed as a product of two natural numbers at least one of which is even. We are asked to find the Prime Sum of \(n\). StepII: Interpreting the Question StatementFor finding the prime sum of \(n\), we need to know all the prime factors of \(n\) along with the no. of times they are repeated in the prime factorization of \(n\). For example if \(n= P_{1}^a*P_{2}^b\), we need to find the values of \(P_{1}\), \(P_{2}\) along with the values of \(a\) and \(b\) to calculate the prime sum of the number. We are told that \(n\) has an even number as it factor, which implies that \(n\) is even. Hence, we can say with certainty that 2 is one of the prime factors of \(n\). Now, we need to find the other prime factors of \(n\) along with the no. of times they are repeated. StepIII: Statement IWe know from statementI that \(n\) has 3 prime factors. So, we can write \(n\) as: \(n= P_{1}^a* P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\)where \(P_{1}\), \(P_{2}\) and \(P_{3}\) are prime numbers. The statement also tells us that the smallest prime factor of \(n\) which is 2 (as 2 is the prime factor of \(n\) and there is no smaller prime number than 2) is raised to a power equal to the next biggest prime factor of \(n\). So \(n\) can be rephrased as: \(n= 2^{P_{2}} * P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\) But, we don’t have any information about the values of other prime factors of \(n\) as well as the no. of times they are repeated. So, StatementI is insufficient to answer the question. StepIV: Statement IIStatementII tells us that the total number of divisors of \(n\) is 16, so n can be written as: \(n= P_{1}* P_{2} * P_{3} * P_{4}\) (as 16 = 2*2*2*2) or \(n= P_{1}^a* P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\) (as 16 = 4*2*2) where either of \(a\), \(b\) or \(c\) can be equal to 3 and rest as 1 or \(n= P_{1}^3* P_{2}^3\) (as 16 = 4*4) We know from the question statement that \(P_{1}\) = 2. Since the statement tells us that the prime factors of \(n\) are consecutive, the prime factors may be: 2,3,5,7 or 2,3,5 or 2,3 We can only know from case III the required values of the prime factors and the number of times they are repeated. The other two cases do not provide us with a unique answer. Thus StatementII is insufficient to answer the question. StepV: Combining Statements I & IIIf we combine statementsI & II, we can notice that \(n\) has 3 prime factors, so \(n\) can be written as: \(n= 2^{P_{2}}* P_{2}^b * P_{3}^c\). Since the prime factors of n are consecutive that would imply \(P_{2}\) = 3 and \(P_{3}\) = 5. Also, StI tells us that 2 is raised to the power equal to the next biggest prime factor of \(n\) i.e. 3, so, n can be written as: \(n= 2^3* 3^1 *5^1\) Now, we know the prime factors of \(n\) and the no. of times they are repeated, we can definitely find the prime sum of \(n\). Thus combination of StI & II is sufficient to answer the question. Hence the correct answer is Option CKey Takeaways1. 2 is the smallest prime number 2. If the total number of factors of a number is given to be T, evaluate the possible ways in which T can be expressed as a product of 2 or more numbers Amit0507 Kudos for pointing out the difference between consecutive prime numbers and consecutive natural numbers. This was one of the key concepts being checked here. Regards Harsh Hi Harsh, StatementII tells us that the total number of divisors of n is 16, so n can be written as: n=P1∗P2∗P3∗P4(as 16 = 2*2*2*2) or n=Pa1∗Pb2∗Pc3n(as 16 = 4*2*2) where either of aa, bb or cc can be equal to 3 and rest as 1 or n=P31∗P32 (as 16 = 4*4) You r saying that the total no. of divisors of n16 which means N is divisible by 16 divisors right? Please help thanks



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i think the key is to understand what 'consecutive prime factor' is. it should refer to 2,3,5 as such instead of 2,3 only.




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