2001 AMC 12 Problems/Problem 5

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Problem

What is the product of all positive odd integers less than 10000?

$\text{(A)}\ \dfrac{10000!}{(5000!)^2}\qquad \text{(B)}\ \dfrac{10000!}{2^{5000}}\qquad \text{(C)}\ \dfrac{9999!}{2^{5000}}\qquad \text{(D)}\ \dfrac{10000!}{2^{5000} \cdot 5000!}\qquad \text{(E)}\ \dfrac{5000!}{2^{5000}}$

Solution

$1 \cdot 3 \cdot 5 \cdots 9999 = \dfrac{1 \cdot 2 \cdot 3 \cdot 4 \cdots 10000}{2 \cdot 4 \cdot 6 \cdots 10000}= \dfrac{10000!}{2^{5000} \cdot 1 \cdot 2 \cdot 3 \cdots 5000}= \dfrac{10000!}{2^{5000}\cdot5000!}$

$\text{(D)}$

See Also

2001 AMC 12 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 4
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Problem 6
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