2020 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 12
For a positive integer , the factorial notation represents the product of the integers from to . What value of satisfies the following equation?
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Solution 1
Notice that = and we can combine the numbers to create a larger factorial. To turn into we need to multiply by which equals to
Therefore, we have
We can cancel the 's, since we are multiplying them on both sides of the equation.
We have
From here, it is obvious that
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Solution 2
Solution 3 (Non-rigorous)
We can see that the answers B through E have the factor 11, but there is no 11 in . Therefore, the answer must be the only answer without a factor, .
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Solution 4
Notice that . We are also told that from where it is obvious that .
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Solution 5
We see that . Notice that , so: We see that . So .
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