# Difference between revisions of "2018 UNCO Math Contest II Problems/Problem 4"

## Problem

How many positive integer factors of $36,000,000$ are not perfect squares?

## Solution

We can use complementary counting. Taking the prime factorization of $36,000,000$, we get $2^8\cdot3^2\cdot5^6$.So the total number of factors of $36,000,000$ is $(8+1)(2+1)(6+1) = 189$ factors. Now we need to find the number of factors that are perfect squares. So back to the prime factorization, $2^8\cdot3^2\cdot5^6 = 4^4\cdot9^1\cdot5^3$. Now we get $(4+1)(1+1)(3+1)=40$ factors that are perfect squares. So there are $189-40=\boxed{149}$ positive integer factors that are not perfect squares.

~Ultraman

## See also

 2018 UNCO Math Contest II (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 3 Followed byProblem 5 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 All UNCO Math Contest Problems and Solutions
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