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This yields a total of <math>11 \cdot 6 \cdot 3 \cdot 2 \cdot 2</math> divisors of <math>12!.</math> | This yields a total of <math>11 \cdot 6 \cdot 3 \cdot 2 \cdot 2</math> divisors of <math>12!.</math> | ||
In order to produce a perfect square divisor, there must be an even exponent for each number in the prime factorization. Note that <math>7</math> and <math>11</math> can not be in the prime factorization of a perfect square because there is only one of each in <math>12!.</math> Thus, there are <math>6 \cdot 3 \cdot 2</math> perfect squares. (For <math>2</math>, you can have <math>0</math>, <math>2</math>, <math>4</math>, <math>6</math>, <math>8</math>, or <math>1</math>0 <math>2</math>s, etc.) | In order to produce a perfect square divisor, there must be an even exponent for each number in the prime factorization. Note that <math>7</math> and <math>11</math> can not be in the prime factorization of a perfect square because there is only one of each in <math>12!.</math> Thus, there are <math>6 \cdot 3 \cdot 2</math> perfect squares. (For <math>2</math>, you can have <math>0</math>, <math>2</math>, <math>4</math>, <math>6</math>, <math>8</math>, or <math>1</math>0 <math>2</math>s, etc.) | ||
− | The probability that the divisor chosen is a perfect square is <cmath>\frac{6\cdot 3\cdot 2}{11\cdot 6\cdot 3\cdot 2\cdot 2}=\frac{1}{22} \implies \frac{m}{n}=\frac{1}{22} \implies m + n = 1 + 22 = | + | The probability that the divisor chosen is a perfect square is <cmath>\frac{6\cdot 3\cdot 2}{11\cdot 6\cdot 3\cdot 2\cdot 2}=\frac{1}{22} \implies \frac{m}{n}=\frac{1}{22} \implies m\ +\ n = 1\ +\ 22 = \boxed{\textbf{(E) } 23 }</cmath> |
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Problem
A positive integer divisor of is chosen at random. The probability that the divisor chosen is a perfect square can be expressed as , where and are relatively prime positive integers. What is ?
Solution
The prime factorization of is . This yields a total of divisors of In order to produce a perfect square divisor, there must be an even exponent for each number in the prime factorization. Note that and can not be in the prime factorization of a perfect square because there is only one of each in Thus, there are perfect squares. (For , you can have , , , , , or 0 s, etc.) The probability that the divisor chosen is a perfect square is
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