2007 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 14
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Problem
Let , , , , and be distinct integers such that
What is ?
Solution 1
If is expressed as a product of five distinct integer factors, the absolute value of the product of any four is at least , so no factor can have an absolute value greater than . Thus the factors of the given expression are five of the integers . The product of all six of these is , so the factors are and The corresponding values of and are and and their sum is
Solution 2
The prime factorization of is . Therefore, the 5 distinct integer factors must have some negative numbers in them. Because there are two 's in the prime factorization, one of them must be negative and the other positive. Because there is a , there must also be a to cancel the negatives out. The 5 distinct integer factors must be . The corresponding values of and are . and their sum is
See also
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