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− | + | Also keep in mind that number of 5’s in 98!(10,000) is the same as the number of trailing zeros. Number of zeros is 98! means we need pairs of 5’s and 2’s; we know there will be many more 2’s, so we seek to find number of 5’s in 98! which solution tells us and that is 22 factors of 5. 10,000 has 4 trailing zeros, so it has 4 factors of 5 and 22 + 4 = 26. | |
== Video Solution == | == Video Solution == |
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Problem
For any positive integer , the notation denotes the product of the integers through . What is the largest integer for which is a factor of the sum ?
Solution 1
Factoring out , we have which is Next, has factors of . The is because of all the multiples of . Now has factors of , so there are a total of factors of .
Solution 2
Also keep in mind that number of 5’s in 98!(10,000) is the same as the number of trailing zeros. Number of zeros is 98! means we need pairs of 5’s and 2’s; we know there will be many more 2’s, so we seek to find number of 5’s in 98! which solution tells us and that is 22 factors of 5. 10,000 has 4 trailing zeros, so it has 4 factors of 5 and 22 + 4 = 26.
Video Solution
https://youtu.be/HISL2-N5NVg?t=817
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See Also
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