# Math Help - just a simple question

1. ## just a simple question

how many factors of 1000 can be divided by 20 without a remainder.

all u do is 20 goes into 1000 50 times so ur answers 50 rite? and another questions im doing a couple of different questions do i need to put them all on the same post xD

2. Originally Posted by xsriel
how many factors of 1000 can be divided by 20 without a remainder.

all u do is 20 goes into 1000 50 times so ur answers 50 rite? and another questions im doing a couple of different questions do i need to put them all on the same post xD
To your last question...no don't

Ok so think about it $1000=2^35^3$

So the factors are $\left\{2,4.8,5,25,125,50,200,\cdots\right\}$

I think you can see what to do from there

3. Originally Posted by xsriel
how many factors of 1000 can be divided by 20 without a remainder.

all u do is 20 goes into 1000 50 times so ur answers 50 rite? and another questions im doing a couple of different questions do i need to put them all on the same post xD
Your final outcome should be 6.

4. I don't get how u get 6......... ?

5. first, list the factors of 1000

6. Originally Posted by euclid2
Your final outcome should be 6.
i agree.

taking mathstud's lead, i want to flesh this out a little more. i also found the prime factorization of 1000, then i factored 20 out of it. we want all possible multiples of 20 from this factorization and of course, 20 itself.

so $1000 = 2 \cdot 5^2 \cdot 20$

now how many different combinations can you have in front of the 20? and of course, $1 \cdot 20$ is an additional one

7. Originally Posted by Jhevon
i agree.

taking mathstud's lead, i want to flesh this out a little more. i also found the prime factorization of 1000, then i factored 20 out of it. we want all possible multiples of 20 from this factorization and of course, 20 itself.

so $1000 = 2 \cdot 5^2 \cdot 20$

now how many different combinations can you have in front of the 20? and of course, $1 \cdot 20$ is an additional one
Absolutely, this is what i did, thanks!

8. oh so i only do the factors infront of 20? not 1 or 2 cause like u can do 1 divided by 20 rite? u just add zeros? sry ima dumb 7th grader xD

9. Originally Posted by euclid2
Absolutely, this is what i did, thanks!
great minds think alike

Originally Posted by xsriel
oh so i only do the factors infront of 20? not 1 or 2 cause like u can do 1 divided by 20 rite? u just add zeros? sry ima dumb 7th grader xD
huh? i don't get what you are saying

the point is, to be divisible by 20, you must be an integer times 20, thus, we only care about the factors that are a multiples of 20

now that i think about it, should we not consider negative factors as well?

10. yeah thats what im asking, what about factors behind 20

11. xsriel, if you don't understand that, then look at it this way. You should know how to list the factors of 1000. They are 1 2 4 5 8 10 20 25 40 50 100 125 200 250 500 1000 . Which ones are divisible by 20 with no remainder? 20, 40, 100, 200, 500, 1000. That makes six. Maybe that will make it more clear to you.

12. Originally Posted by xsriel
yeah thats what im asking, what about factors behind 20
we can think of 1000 as 20*50. The factors of 50 are 1,2,5,10,25, and 50. If we multiply each of these 6 factors of 50 by 20, we will get the 6 factors of 1000 that can be divided evenly by 20.

Therefore, the factors are 20,40,100,200,500, and 1000.

hope this helps.

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