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The number <math>2021</math> is expressed in the form <cmath>2021=\frac{a_1!a_2!...a_m!}{b_1!b_2!...b_n!},</cmath> where <math>a_1 \geq a_2 \geq \cdots \geq a_m</math> and <math>b_1 \geq b_2 \geq \cdots \geq b_n</math> are positive integers and <math>a_1+b_1</math> is as small as possible. What is <math>|a_1 - b_1|</math>? | The number <math>2021</math> is expressed in the form <cmath>2021=\frac{a_1!a_2!...a_m!}{b_1!b_2!...b_n!},</cmath> where <math>a_1 \geq a_2 \geq \cdots \geq a_m</math> and <math>b_1 \geq b_2 \geq \cdots \geq b_n</math> are positive integers and <math>a_1+b_1</math> is as small as possible. What is <math>|a_1 - b_1|</math>? | ||
<math>\textbf{(A)}\ 1 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 2 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 3 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 4 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 5</math> | <math>\textbf{(A)}\ 1 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 2 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 3 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 4 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 5</math> | ||
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+ | ==Solution== | ||
+ | The prime factorization of <math>2021</math> is <math>43 \cdot 47</math>. | ||
==See also== | ==See also== |
Revision as of 13:36, 29 September 2020
- The following problem is from both the 2021 AMC 12B #15 and 2021 AMC 10B #20, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
The number is expressed in the form where and are positive integers and is as small as possible. What is ?
Solution
The prime factorization of is .
See also
2021 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 19 |
Followed by Problem 21 | |
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2021 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 14 |
Followed by Problem 16 |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
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