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The square root of 24336 is exactly

(A) 152

(B) 153

(C) 155

(D) 156

(E) 158


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Bunuel wrote:
The square root of 24336 is exactly

(A) 152

(B) 153

(C) 155

(D) 156

(E) 158


The best way of answering such question lies is PRIME FACTORIZATION

\(24336 = 4*6084 = 4^2 * 1521 = 4^2*9*169 = 2^4*3^2*13^2\)

\(\sqrt{24336} = 2^2*3*13 = 156\)

Answer: option D


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Out of all available options, the square of only 156 may have Unit digit 6 which the number 24336 has therefore

Answer: option D
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The square root of 24336 is exactly

(A) 152

(B) 153

(C) 155

(D) 156

(E) 158



Only the square of 156 will result in unit's digit of 6
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Bunuel wrote:
The square root of 24336 is exactly

(A) 152

(B) 153

(C) 155

(D) 156

(E) 158


We are looking for a number that, when squared, will have a units digit of 6. Of our answer choices only 156 will have a units digit of 6 when it is squared.

Answer: D
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Square of 6 is 6. So only option D has unit digit as 6.

Answer: D.
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Bunuel wrote:
The square root of 24336 is exactly

(A) 152

(B) 153

(C) 155

(D) 156

(E) 158


Unit digit of the given number 24336 is 6, therefore we need to find an answer choice which has a unit digit as 6.

Hence (D)
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