# 2004 AIME II Problems/Problem 8

## Problem

How many positive integer divisors of $2004^{2004}$ are divisible by exactly 2004 positive integers?

## Solution

The prime factorization of 2004 is $2^2\cdot 3\cdot 167$. Thus the prime factorization of $2004^{2004}$ is $2^{4008}\cdot 3^{2004}\cdot 167^{2004}$.

We can count the number of divisors of a number by multiplying together one more than each of the exponents of the prime factors in its prime factorization. For example, the number of divisors of $2004=2^2\cdot 3^1\cdot 167^1$ is $(2+1)(1+1)(1+1)=12$.

A positive integer divisor of $2004^{2004}$ will be of the form $2^a\cdot 3^b\cdot 167^c$. Thus we need to find how many $(a,b,c)$ satisfy

$(a+1)(b+1)(c+1)=2^2\cdot 3\cdot 167.$

We can think of this as partitioning the exponents to $a+1,$ $b+1,$ and $c+1$. So let's partition the 2's first. There are two 2's so this is equivalent to partitioning two items in three containers. We can do this in ${4 \choose 2} = 6$ ways. We can partition the 3 in three ways and likewise we can partition the 167 in three ways. So we have $6\cdot 3\cdot 3 = \boxed{054}$ as our answer.

## See also

 2004 AIME II (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 7 Followed byProblem 9 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 All AIME Problems and Solutions

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