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<math> \text{(A)}\ \{-4,-9\}\qquad\text{(B)}\ \{-3,-12\}\qquad\text{(C)}\ \left\{\frac{1}{2},-72\right\}\qquad\text{(D)}\ \{ 1,36\}\qquad\text{(E)}\ \left\{\frac{3}{2},24\right\} </math> | <math> \text{(A)}\ \{-4,-9\}\qquad\text{(B)}\ \{-3,-12\}\qquad\text{(C)}\ \left\{\frac{1}{2},-72\right\}\qquad\text{(D)}\ \{ 1,36\}\qquad\text{(E)}\ \left\{\frac{3}{2},24\right\} </math> | ||
− | ==Solution== | + | ==Solution 1== |
− | A. The ordered pair <math>{-4,-9}</math> has a product of <math>-4 | + | A. The ordered pair <math>{-4,-9}</math> has a product of <math>-4\cdot-9=36</math> |
− | B. The ordered pair <math>{-3,-12}</math> has a product of <math>-3 | + | B. The ordered pair <math>{-3,-12}</math> has a product of <math>-3\cdot-12=36</math> |
C. The ordered pair <math>{1/12, -72}</math> has a product of <math>-36</math> | C. The ordered pair <math>{1/12, -72}</math> has a product of <math>-36</math> | ||
− | D. The ordered pair <math>{1, 36}</math> has a product of <math>1 | + | D. The ordered pair <math>{1, 36}</math> has a product of <math>1\cdot36=36</math> |
− | E. The ordered pair <math>{3/2, 24}</math> has a product of <math>3/2 | + | E. The ordered pair <math>{3/2, 24}</math> has a product of <math>3/2\cdot24=36</math> |
Since C is the only ordered pair which doesn't equal 36, <math>\boxed{\text{(C)}}</math> is the answer. | Since C is the only ordered pair which doesn't equal 36, <math>\boxed{\text{(C)}}</math> is the answer. | ||
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+ | ==Solution 2== | ||
+ | We know that if we want a product of 36, both numbers have to be positive or negative. Scanning the number pairs, the only choice with one negative number and one positive number is <math>\boxed{\text{(C)}}</math> | ||
+ | ~fn106068 | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
{{AJHSME box|year=1993|before=First<br />Question|num-a=2}} | {{AJHSME box|year=1993|before=First<br />Question|num-a=2}} | ||
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Latest revision as of 19:55, 23 July 2021
Contents
Problem
Which pair of numbers does NOT have a product equal to ?
Solution 1
A. The ordered pair has a product of
B. The ordered pair has a product of
C. The ordered pair has a product of
D. The ordered pair has a product of
E. The ordered pair has a product of
Since C is the only ordered pair which doesn't equal 36, is the answer.
Solution 2
We know that if we want a product of 36, both numbers have to be positive or negative. Scanning the number pairs, the only choice with one negative number and one positive number is ~fn106068
See Also
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