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==Solution 1==
 
==Solution 1==
  
We prime factorize <math>72,600,</math> and <math>900</math>. The prime factorizations are <math>2^3\times 3^2</math>, <math>2^3\times 3\times 5^2</math> and <math>2^2\times 3^2\times 5^2</math>, respectively. Let <math>x=2^a\times 3^b\times 5^c</math>, <math>y=2^d\times 3^e\times 5^f</math> and <math>z=2^g\times 3^h\times 5^i</math>. We know that <cmath>\max(a,d)=3</cmath> <cmath>\max(b,e)=2</cmath> <cmath>\max(a,g)=3</cmath> <cmath>\max(b,h)=1</cmath> <cmath>\max(c,i)=2</cmath> <cmath>\max(d,g)=2</cmath> <cmath>\max(e,h)=2</cmath> and <math>c=f=0</math> since <math>\text{lcm}(x,y)</math> isn't a multiple of 5. Since <math>\max(d,g)=2</math> we know that <math>a=3</math>. We also know that since <math>\max(b,h)=1</math> that <math>e=2</math>. So now some equations have become useless to us...let's take them out. <cmath>\max(b,h)=1</cmath> <cmath>\max(d,g)=2</cmath> are the only two important ones left. We do casework on each now. If <math>\max(b,h)=1</math> then <math>(b,h)=(1,0),(0,1)</math> or <math>(1,1)</math>. Similarly if <math>\max(d,g)=2</math> then <math>(d,g)=(2,0),(2,1),(2,2),(1,2),(0,2)</math>. Thus our answer is <math>5\times 3=\boxed{15 \text{(A)}}</math>.
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We prime factorize <math>72,600,</math> and <math>900</math>. The prime factorizations are <math>2^3\times 3^2</math>, <math>2^3\times 3\times 5^2</math> and <math>2^2\times 3^2\times 5^2</math>, respectively. Let <math>x=2^a\times 3^b\times 5^c</math>, <math>y=2^d\times 3^e\times 5^f</math> and <math>z=2^g\times 3^h\times 5^i</math>. We know that <cmath>\max(a,d)=3</cmath> <cmath>\max(b,e)=2</cmath> <cmath>\max(a,g)=3</cmath> <cmath>\max(b,h)=1</cmath> <cmath>\max(c,i)=2</cmath> <cmath>\max(d,g)=2</cmath> <cmath>\max(e,h)=2</cmath> and <math>c=f=0</math> since <math>\text{lcm}(x,y)</math> isn't a multiple of 5. Since <math>\max(d,g)=2</math> we know that <math>a=3</math>. We also know that since <math>\max(b,h)=1</math> that <math>e=2</math>. So now some equations have become useless to us...let's take them out. <cmath>\max(b,h)=1</cmath> <cmath>\max(d,g)=2</cmath> are the only two important ones left. We do casework on each now. If <math>\max(b,h)=1</math> then <math>(b,h)=(1,0),(0,1)</math> or <math>(1,1)</math>. Similarly if <math>\max(d,g)=2</math> then <math>(d,g)=(2,0),(2,1),(2,2),(1,2),(0,2)</math>. Thus our answer is <math>5\times 3=\boxed{\textbf{(A)15}}</math>.
  
 
==Solution 2==
 
==Solution 2==
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So <math>x=8,24</math>.
 
So <math>x=8,24</math>.
  
<math>y</math> can be <math>9,18,36</math> in both cases of <math>x</math> but NOT <math>72</math> because <math>\text{lcm}{y,z}=900</math> and <math>72\nmid 900</math>.
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<math>y</math> can be <math>9,18,36</math> in both cases of <math>x</math> but NOT <math>72</math> because <math>\text{lcm}(y,z)=900</math> and <math>72\nmid 900</math>.
  
 
So there are six sets of <math>x,y</math> and we will list all possible values of <math>z</math> based on those.
 
So there are six sets of <math>x,y</math> and we will list all possible values of <math>z</math> based on those.
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Counting the cases, <math>1+1+3+2+2+6=\boxed{\textbf{(A) }15}.</math>
 
Counting the cases, <math>1+1+3+2+2+6=\boxed{\textbf{(A) }15}.</math>
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==Solution 3 (Less Casework!)==
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As said in previous solutions, start by factoring <math>72, 600,</math> and <math>900</math>. The prime factorizations are as follows: <cmath>72=2^3\cdot 3^2,</cmath> <cmath>600=2^3\cdot 3\cdot 5^2,</cmath> <cmath> \text{and } 900=2^2\cdot 3^2\cdot 5^2</cmath>
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To organize <math>x,y, \text{ and } z</math> and their respective LCMs in a simpler way, we can draw a triangle as follows such that <math>x,y, \text{and } z</math> are the vertices and the LCMs are on the edges.
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<asy>
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//Variable Declarations
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defaultpen(0.45);
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size(200pt);
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fontsize(15pt);
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pair X, Y, Z;
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real R;
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path tri;
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//Variable Definitions
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R = 1;
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X = R*dir(90);
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Y = R*dir(210);
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Z = R*dir(-30);
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tri = X--Y--Z--cycle;
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//Diagram
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draw(tri);
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label("$x$",X,N);
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label("$y$",Y,SW);
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label("$z$",Z,SE);
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label("$2^33^25^0$",X--Y,2W);
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label("$2^33^15^2$",X--Z,2E);
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label("$2^23^25^2$",Y--Z,2S);
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</asy>
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Now we can split this triangle into three separate ones for each of the three different prime factors <math>2,3, \text{and } 5</math>.
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<asy>
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//Variable Declarations
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defaultpen(0.45);
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size(200pt);
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fontsize(15pt);
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pair X, Y, Z;
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real R;
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path tri;
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//Variable Definitions
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R = 1;
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X = R*dir(90);
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Y = R*dir(210);
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Z = R*dir(-30);
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tri = X--Y--Z--cycle;
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//Diagram
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draw(tri);
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label("$x$",X,N);
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label("$y$",Y,SW);
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label("$z$",Z,SE);
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label("$2^3$",X--Y,2W);
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label("$2^3$",X--Z,2E);
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label("$2^2$",Y--Z,2S);
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</asy>
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Analyzing for powers of <math>2</math>, it is quite obvious that <math>x</math> must have <math>2^3</math> as one of its factors since neither <math>y \text{ nor } z</math> can have a power of <math>2</math> exceeding <math>2</math>. Turning towards the vertices <math>y</math> and <math>z</math>, we know at least one of them must have <math>2^2</math> as its factors. Therefore, we have <math>5</math> ways for the powers of <math>2</math> for <math>y \text{ and } z</math> since the only ones that satisfy the previous conditions are for ordered pairs <math>(y,z) \{(2,0)(2,1)(0,2)(1,2)(2,2)\}</math>.
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<asy>
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//Variable Declarations
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defaultpen(0.45);
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size(200pt);
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fontsize(15pt);
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pair X, Y, Z;
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real R;
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path tri;
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//Variable Definitions
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R = 1;
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X = R*dir(90);
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Y = R*dir(210);
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Z = R*dir(-30);
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tri = X--Y--Z--cycle;
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//Diagram
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draw(tri);
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label("$x$",X,N);
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label("$y$",Y,SW);
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label("$z$",Z,SE);
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label("$3^2$",X--Y,2W);
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label("$3^1$",X--Z,2E);
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label("$3^2$",Y--Z,2S);
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</asy>
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Using the same logic as we did for powers of <math>2</math>, it becomes quite easy to note that <math>y</math> must have <math>3^2</math> as one of its factors. Moving onto <math>x \text{ and } z</math>, we can use the same logic to find the only ordered pairs <math>(x,z)</math> that will work are <math>\{(1,0)(0,1)(1,1)\}</math>.
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The final and last case is the powers of <math>5</math>.
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<asy>
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//Variable Declarations
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defaultpen(0.45);
 +
size(200pt);
 +
fontsize(15pt);
 +
pair X, Y, Z;
 +
real R;
 +
path tri;
 +
 +
//Variable Definitions
 +
R = 1;
 +
X = R*dir(90);
 +
Y = R*dir(210);
 +
Z = R*dir(-30);
 +
tri = X--Y--Z--cycle;
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//Diagram
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draw(tri);
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label("$x$",X,N);
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label("$y$",Y,SW);
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label("$z$",Z,SE);
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label("$5^0$",X--Y,2W);
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label("$5^2$",X--Z,2E);
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label("$5^2$",Y--Z,2S);
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</asy>
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This is actually quite a simple case since we know <math>z</math> must have <math>5^2</math> as part of its factorization while <math>x \text{ and } y</math> cannot have a factor of <math>5</math> in their prime factorization.
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Multiplying all the possible arrangements for prime factors <math>2,3, \text{ and } 5</math>, we get the answer:
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<cmath>5\cdot3\cdot1=\boxed{\textbf{(A) }15}</cmath>
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(Diagrams by ColtsFan10)
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==Video Solution==
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja1KZ8tVwI8
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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Latest revision as of 23:15, 29 January 2021

Problem

How many ordered triples $(x,y,z)$ of positive integers satisfy $\text{lcm}(x,y) = 72, \text{lcm}(x,z) = 600$ and $\text{lcm}(y,z)=900$?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 15\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 16\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 24\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 27\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 64$

Solution 1

We prime factorize $72,600,$ and $900$. The prime factorizations are $2^3\times 3^2$, $2^3\times 3\times 5^2$ and $2^2\times 3^2\times 5^2$, respectively. Let $x=2^a\times 3^b\times 5^c$, $y=2^d\times 3^e\times 5^f$ and $z=2^g\times 3^h\times 5^i$. We know that \[\max(a,d)=3\] \[\max(b,e)=2\] \[\max(a,g)=3\] \[\max(b,h)=1\] \[\max(c,i)=2\] \[\max(d,g)=2\] \[\max(e,h)=2\] and $c=f=0$ since $\text{lcm}(x,y)$ isn't a multiple of 5. Since $\max(d,g)=2$ we know that $a=3$. We also know that since $\max(b,h)=1$ that $e=2$. So now some equations have become useless to us...let's take them out. \[\max(b,h)=1\] \[\max(d,g)=2\] are the only two important ones left. We do casework on each now. If $\max(b,h)=1$ then $(b,h)=(1,0),(0,1)$ or $(1,1)$. Similarly if $\max(d,g)=2$ then $(d,g)=(2,0),(2,1),(2,2),(1,2),(0,2)$. Thus our answer is $5\times 3=\boxed{\textbf{(A)15}}$.

Solution 2

It is well known that if the $\text{lcm}(a,b)=c$ and $c$ can be written as $p_1^ap_2^bp_3^c\dots$, then the highest power of all prime numbers $p_1,p_2,p_3\dots$ must divide into either $a$ and/or $b$. Or else a lower $c_0=p_1^{a-\epsilon}p_2^{b-\epsilon}p_3^{c-\epsilon}\dots$ is the $\text{lcm}$.

Start from $x$:$\text{lcm}(x,y)=72$ so $8\mid x$ or $9\mid x$ or both. But $9\nmid x$ because $\text{lcm}(x,z)=600$ and $9\nmid 600$. So $x=8,24$.

$y$ can be $9,18,36$ in both cases of $x$ but NOT $72$ because $\text{lcm}(y,z)=900$ and $72\nmid 900$.

So there are six sets of $x,y$ and we will list all possible values of $z$ based on those.

$25\mid z$ because $z$ must source all powers of $5$. $z\in\{25,50,75,100,150,300\}$. $z\ne\{200,225\}$ because of $\text{lcm}$ restrictions.

By different sourcing of powers of $2$ and $3$,

\[(8,9):z=300\] \[(8,18):z=300\] \[(8,36):z=75,150,300\] \[(24,9):z=100,300\] \[(24,18):z=100,300\] \[(24,36):z=25,50,75,100,150,300\]

$z=100$ is "enabled" by $x$ sourcing the power of $3$. $z=75,150$ is uncovered by $y$ sourcing all powers of $2$. And $z=25,50$ is uncovered by $x$ and $y$ both at full power capacity.

Counting the cases, $1+1+3+2+2+6=\boxed{\textbf{(A) }15}.$

Solution 3 (Less Casework!)

As said in previous solutions, start by factoring $72, 600,$ and $900$. The prime factorizations are as follows: \[72=2^3\cdot 3^2,\] \[600=2^3\cdot 3\cdot 5^2,\] \[\text{and } 900=2^2\cdot 3^2\cdot 5^2\] To organize $x,y, \text{ and } z$ and their respective LCMs in a simpler way, we can draw a triangle as follows such that $x,y, \text{and } z$ are the vertices and the LCMs are on the edges.

[asy] //Variable Declarations defaultpen(0.45); size(200pt); fontsize(15pt); pair X, Y, Z; real R; path tri;  //Variable Definitions R = 1; X = R*dir(90); Y = R*dir(210); Z = R*dir(-30); tri = X--Y--Z--cycle;  //Diagram draw(tri); label("$x$",X,N); label("$y$",Y,SW); label("$z$",Z,SE); label("$2^33^25^0$",X--Y,2W); label("$2^33^15^2$",X--Z,2E); label("$2^23^25^2$",Y--Z,2S); [/asy]

Now we can split this triangle into three separate ones for each of the three different prime factors $2,3, \text{and } 5$.

[asy] //Variable Declarations defaultpen(0.45); size(200pt); fontsize(15pt); pair X, Y, Z; real R; path tri;  //Variable Definitions R = 1; X = R*dir(90); Y = R*dir(210); Z = R*dir(-30); tri = X--Y--Z--cycle;  //Diagram draw(tri); label("$x$",X,N); label("$y$",Y,SW); label("$z$",Z,SE); label("$2^3$",X--Y,2W); label("$2^3$",X--Z,2E); label("$2^2$",Y--Z,2S); [/asy]

Analyzing for powers of $2$, it is quite obvious that $x$ must have $2^3$ as one of its factors since neither $y \text{ nor } z$ can have a power of $2$ exceeding $2$. Turning towards the vertices $y$ and $z$, we know at least one of them must have $2^2$ as its factors. Therefore, we have $5$ ways for the powers of $2$ for $y \text{ and } z$ since the only ones that satisfy the previous conditions are for ordered pairs $(y,z) \{(2,0)(2,1)(0,2)(1,2)(2,2)\}$.

[asy] //Variable Declarations defaultpen(0.45); size(200pt); fontsize(15pt); pair X, Y, Z; real R; path tri;  //Variable Definitions R = 1; X = R*dir(90); Y = R*dir(210); Z = R*dir(-30); tri = X--Y--Z--cycle;  //Diagram draw(tri); label("$x$",X,N); label("$y$",Y,SW); label("$z$",Z,SE); label("$3^2$",X--Y,2W); label("$3^1$",X--Z,2E); label("$3^2$",Y--Z,2S); [/asy]

Using the same logic as we did for powers of $2$, it becomes quite easy to note that $y$ must have $3^2$ as one of its factors. Moving onto $x \text{ and } z$, we can use the same logic to find the only ordered pairs $(x,z)$ that will work are $\{(1,0)(0,1)(1,1)\}$.

The final and last case is the powers of $5$.

[asy] //Variable Declarations defaultpen(0.45); size(200pt); fontsize(15pt); pair X, Y, Z; real R; path tri;  //Variable Definitions R = 1; X = R*dir(90); Y = R*dir(210); Z = R*dir(-30); tri = X--Y--Z--cycle;  //Diagram draw(tri); label("$x$",X,N); label("$y$",Y,SW); label("$z$",Z,SE); label("$5^0$",X--Y,2W); label("$5^2$",X--Z,2E); label("$5^2$",Y--Z,2S); [/asy]

This is actually quite a simple case since we know $z$ must have $5^2$ as part of its factorization while $x \text{ and } y$ cannot have a factor of $5$ in their prime factorization.

Multiplying all the possible arrangements for prime factors $2,3, \text{ and } 5$, we get the answer: \[5\cdot3\cdot1=\boxed{\textbf{(A) }15}\]

(Diagrams by ColtsFan10)

Video Solution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja1KZ8tVwI8

See Also

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