how many posotive integer divide 2^7 x 3^8 such that they are not prime or 1,

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Hello, hmmmm!

You got it!

How many positive integer divide such that they are not prime or 1?

There are 8 choices for the 2's: .

There are 9 choices for the 3's: .

Hence, there are: . choices for numbers of the form

But this includes: .

. . The rest are all composite.

Therefore, the answer is: .