# Difference between revisions of "2017 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 19"

## Problem

For any positive integer $M$, the notation $M!$ denotes the product of the integers $1$ through $M$. What is the largest integer $n$ for which $5^n$ is a factor of the sum $98!+99!+100!$ ?

$\textbf{(A) }23\qquad\textbf{(B) }24\qquad\textbf{(C) }25\qquad\textbf{(D) }26\qquad\textbf{(E) }27$

## Solution 1

Factoring out $98!+99!+100!$, we have $98!(1+99+99*100)$ which is $98!(10000)$ Next, $98!$ has $\left\lfloor\frac{98}{5}\right\rfloor + \left\lfloor\frac{98}{25}\right\rfloor = 19 + 3 = 22$ factors of $5$. The $19$ is because of all the multiples of $5$. Now $10,000$ has $4$ factors of $5$, so there are a total of $22 + 4 = \boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ 26}$ factors of $5$.

## 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 $22 + 4 = 26$.

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## See Also

 2017 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 18 Followed byProblem 20 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AJHSME/AMC 8 Problems and Solutions

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