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# The product of the five smallest two-digit prime numbers

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09 Aug 2012, 08:57
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The product of the five smallest two-digit prime numbers is closest to which of the following powers of 10?

(A) $$10^9$$
(B) $$10^8$$
(C) $$10^7$$
(D) $$10^6$$
(E) $$10^5$$

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09 Aug 2012, 13:54
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The product of the five smallest two-digit prime numbers is closest to which of the following powers of 10?
(A) $$10^9$$
(B) $$10^8$$
(C) $$10^7$$
(D) $$10^6$$
(E) $$10^5$$

One can also use the following approximation:

$$11*13*17*18*23\approx{10*10*20*20*25}=100*10,000=10^6$$

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09 Aug 2012, 09:29
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metallicafan wrote:
The product of the five smallest two-digit prime numbers is closest to which of the following powers of 10?
(A) $$10^9$$
(B) $$10^8$$
(C) $$10^7$$
(D) $$10^6$$
(E) $$10^5$$

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The product is 11*13*17*19*23

Try some approximation:
10*15*15*20*20 = 4,000*225=900,000, this would be somewhat smaller than the real product.
10*15*15*20*25 = 2250*500=1,250,000, this for sure is larger.
My bet is $$10^6$$.
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metallicafan wrote:
The product of the five smallest two-digit prime numbers is closest to which of the following powers of 10?

(A) $$10^9$$
(B) $$10^8$$
(C) $$10^7$$
(D) $$10^6$$
(E) $$10^5$$

The product of the 5 smallest two-digit primes is 11 x 13 x 17 x 19 x 23, which we can approximate as the product 10 x 10 x 20 x 20 x 20 = 800,000. We see that this is closest to 1,000,000, or 10^6.

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