2019 AIME I Problems/Problem 7

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Problem 7

There are positive integers $x$ and $y$ that satisfy the system of equations \[\log_{10} x + 2 \log_{10} (\gcd(x,y)) = 60\]\[\log_{10} y + 2 \log_{10} (\text{lcm}(x,y)) = 570.\] Let $m$ be the number of (not necessarily distinct) prime factors in the prime factorization of $x$, and let $n$ be the number of (not necessarily distinct) prime factors in the prime factorization of $y$. Find $3m+2n$.

Solution

Add the two equations to get that log x+log y+2(log(gcd(x,y))+log(lcm(x,y)))=630. Then, use the theorem log a+log b=log ab to get the equation log xy+2(log(gcd(x,y))+log(lcm(x,y)))=630. Use the theorem that the product of the gcd and lcm of two numbers equals to the product of the number along with the log a+log b=log ab theorem to get the equation 3log xy=630. This can easily be simplified to log xy=210, or xy = 10^210. 10^210 can be factored into 2^210 * 5^210, and m+n equals to the sum of the exponents of 2 and 5, which is 210+210 = 420. Multiply by two to get 2m +2n, which is 840. Then, use the first equation, which is log x + 2log(gcd(x,y)) = 60, to realize that x has to have a lower degree of 2 and 5 than y, therefore making the gcd x. Then, turn the equation into 3log x = 60, yielding log x = 20, or x = 10^20. Factor this into 2^20 * 5^20, and add the two 20's, resulting in m, which is 40. Add m to 2m + 2n (which is 840) to get 40+840 = 880.

See Also

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