The following questions can be answered in the next three days!

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As no one answered the questions during August 21 and August 27, the time has been extended. The following questions can be answered until August 30, 12:00 pm (UTC).


1. How many prime divisors does the number 43659 have? Remember to apply the divisibility rules! [15 points]

2. If $ log_x16 = 2 $, then x = ? [15 points]

A) 1/8
B) 8
C) 32
D) 4

3. a, b, c are all real numbers. For the following system of linear equations, which of the following are correct? There are multiple correct choices. [60 points if all correct; 36 points if 1 is incorrect, and 12 points if 2]

$ \begin{cases} x + 2y + az = 1 \\ 3x + 4y + bz = -1 \\ 2x + 10y + 7z = c \end{cases} $

A) (If there is a solution) Exactly one set of answers is available.

B) (If there is a solution) 11a - 3b ≠ 7

C) (If there is a solution) c = 14

D) (If there are no solutions) 11a - 3b = 7

E) (If there are no solutions) c ≠ 14

Bonus: Lucky Prime Hint: Less than 200, a number that can use the right trim 1-digit ±6 (only one of them can apply!) to find out the divisibility.

Previous Answers (8/17 ~ 20)

For number 1: The answer was actually "E". However, I just noticed that the display of these numbers made them look confusing, as if they were regular numbers. The smaller numbers on the right were all exponents. The way the number is displayed makes it look like $ (\dfrac{1}{8}) - 2 $, and that affected the answers so much that I have to award points for free, despite that the answer B alone is certainly very large, due to $ (\dfrac{1}{8})^{-2} = (2^{(-3)})^{(-2)} = 2^6 (= 64) $, making it the least likely answer at the start.

Anyone who has answered this question can earn points.

To sort out the numbers' order, the solution is to convert all numbers into $ 2^n $, and then compare it from there.

The order was: $ (\dfrac{1}{8})^{-2} (B) > 2^{\tfrac{1}{3}} (A) > 2^{-\tfrac{1}{4}} (C) > (\dfrac{1}{2})^{\tfrac{1}{2}} (D) > 8^{-\tfrac{1}{3}} (E) $

For number 2: Correct! ALPHA is less than DELTA.

For number 3: When x equals 0, the value is 9.

For number 4: Correct! The answer was indeed 150, because as it is a 3-digit number, x cannot be 0. As y can be any digit from 0~9, there are 10 numbers each from 2y0, 1y3, 3y1, 2y4, 4y2, ...... 7y9, 9y7.


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