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Find all composite integersMsuch that the product 2005 *Mhas exactly eight divisors.

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- April 29th 2005, 01:26 PMmathsmadPlease help
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Find all composite integers*M*such that the product 2005 **M*has exactly eight divisors. - April 29th 2005, 06:54 PMhpeQuote:

Originally Posted by**mathsmad**

If M is allowed to be prime, any prime number not equal to 5 or 401 will do.

If M is composite and has a prime factor other than 5 or 401, there will be too many factors. Similar if M is divisible by 5*5*401 or 5*401*401.

So only powers of 5 or 401 remain. Counting divisors for the cases M = 5^k, k > 2 and M = 401^k, k > 2 shows that these have too many divisors. This implies that the cases given above are the solution set. - May 14th 2005, 07:48 PMmathsmadThanks for the help
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