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Therefore, the answer must be <math>\boxed{\text{(\textbf C) It is a negative number ending with a 5.}}</math> | Therefore, the answer must be <math>\boxed{\text{(\textbf C) It is a negative number ending with a 5.}}</math> | ||
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Problem
What are the sign and units digit of the product of all the odd negative integers strictly greater than ?
Solution
Since , the product must end with a .
The multiplicands are the odd negative integers from to . There are of these numbers. Since , the product is negative.
Therefore, the answer must be
Alternatively, we can calculate the units digit of each group of 5 odd numbers using modular arithmetic
See Also
2015 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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