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The number of distinct prime factors in 84 [#permalink]
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Quantity A
Quantity B
The number of distinct prime factors in 84
The number of distinct prime factors in 150


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: The number of distinct prime factors in 84 [#permalink]
84= 2*2*3*7
150 = 2*3*5*5
Maximum is 7
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Carcass wrote:
Quantity A
Quantity B
The number of distinct prime factors in 84
The number of distinct prime factors in 150


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.



The number of distinct prime factors in 84...
\(84=2*2*3*7=2^2*3*7\), so THREE prime factors

The number of distinct prime factors in 150
\(150=2*3*5*5=2*3*5^2\), so THREE prime factors

so both equal

C

also go through number properties
https://gre.myprepclub.com/forum/number-property-all-you-require-11518.html#p26707
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ruposh6240 wrote:
84= 2*2*3*7
150 = 2*3*5*5
Maximum is 7



you are reading the question wrongly..
we are looking for the number of DISTINCT prime factors.
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c is answer
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