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Since <math>-5>-2015</math>, the product must end with a <math>5</math>. | Since <math>-5>-2015</math>, the product must end with a <math>5</math>. | ||
− | The multiplicands are the odd negative integers from <math>-1</math> to <math>-2013</math>. There are <math>\frac{2013+1}2= | + | The multiplicands are the odd negative integers from <math>-1</math> to <math>-2013</math>. There are <math>\frac{-2013+1}2+1=1006+1</math> of these numbers. Since <math>(-1)^{1007}=-1</math>, the product is negative. |
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> |
Revision as of 21:56, 26 March 2018
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
See Also
2015 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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