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How many ordered pairs of positive integers (M,N) satisfy the equation <math>\frac {M}{6}</math> = <math>\frac{6}{N}</math> | How many ordered pairs of positive integers (M,N) satisfy the equation <math>\frac {M}{6}</math> = <math>\frac{6}{N}</math> | ||
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[[2012 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 10|Solution]] | [[2012 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 10|Solution]] | ||
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== Solution == | == Solution == |
Revision as of 23:26, 28 October 2015
Problem 10
How many ordered pairs of positive integers (M,N) satisfy the equation =
Solution
=
is a ratio; therefore, you can cross-multiply.
Now you find all the factors of 36:
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Now you can reverse the order of the factors for all of the ones listed above, because they are ordered pairs except for 6*6 since it is the same back if you reverse the order.
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