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Let the next largest divisor be <math>k</math>. Suppose <math>\gcd(k,323)=1</math>. Then, as <math>323|n, k|n</math>, therefore, <math>323\cdot k|n.</math> However, because <math>k>323</math>, <math>323k>323\cdot 324>9999</math>. Therefore, <math>\gcd(k,323)>1</math>. Note that <math>323=17\cdot 19</math>. Therefore, the smallest the gcd can be is <math>17</math> and our answer is <math>323+17=\boxed{\text{(C) }340}</math>. | Let the next largest divisor be <math>k</math>. Suppose <math>\gcd(k,323)=1</math>. Then, as <math>323|n, k|n</math>, therefore, <math>323\cdot k|n.</math> However, because <math>k>323</math>, <math>323k>323\cdot 324>9999</math>. Therefore, <math>\gcd(k,323)>1</math>. Note that <math>323=17\cdot 19</math>. Therefore, the smallest the gcd can be is <math>17</math> and our answer is <math>323+17=\boxed{\text{(C) }340}</math>. | ||
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Problem
Mary chose an even -digit number . She wrote down all the divisors of in increasing order from left to right: . At some moment Mary wrote as a divisor of . What is the smallest possible value of the next divisor written to the right of ?
Solution 1
Prime factorizing gives you . Looking at the answer choices, is the smallest number divisible by or .
Solution 2
Let the next largest divisor be . Suppose . Then, as , therefore, However, because , . Therefore, . Note that . Therefore, the smallest the gcd can be is and our answer is .
See Also
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