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## #1 2013-10-13 16:47:11

jacks
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### calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

(1) If

Then value of
is

(2) If

. Then value of
is

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## #2 2013-10-13 16:53:39

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

I have solved (1) one

19! contain factor of 9. so R.H.S must be divisible by 9.

So for divisibility by 9., sum of digit must be divisible by 9.

So

so a = 1 .

But I did not understand how can i solved (ii) one

Thanks

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## #3 2013-10-13 20:05:39

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Hi jacks

There are a few thing you will need to do there. First, you should find the number of 0's with which 34! ends. You will find out that both a and b are 0. Then you use divisibility by 9 and 27 to get c and d.

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## #4 2013-10-13 20:07:38

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #5 2013-10-13 20:14:13

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Hi bobbym

I did it of the top of my head and I remember a similar problem where the answer was found the way I described above, so I just guessed that was it. Looks like I'll have ti have a bit more thinking.

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## #6 2013-10-13 20:15:46

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Hi;

I am not seeing any quick way for either pair, are you?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #7 2013-10-13 20:33:08

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

I thought about using 4 divisibility rules, but I do not think that will do much.

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## #8 2013-10-13 20:35:43

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

If we could get 4 congruences that could be solved with the CRT. I just do not see how.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #9 2013-10-13 20:38:39

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Well a+b+c+d:7 (mod 9). And we can easily calculate it mod 11.

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## #10 2013-10-13 20:44:07

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

You mean

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #11 2013-10-13 20:48:45

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

4, actually.

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## #12 2013-10-13 21:02:26

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

The numbers are 0, 3, 5, 2 which sum to 10. Which is 1 mod 9.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #13 2013-10-13 21:06:56

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Actually, the problen is that there are 3 digits missing in post #1. ab basically stsnds for 64352 in that number.

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## #14 2013-10-13 23:58:05

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

I am not following you.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #15 2013-10-14 00:18:37

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Compare these two:

34!=295232799cd9604140847618609ab0000000

34!=295232799039604140847618609643520000000

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
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## #16 2013-10-14 00:21:01

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

That is true, I did not notice that.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #17 2013-10-14 02:12:20

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

I guess we'll have to wait for the OP to clear the question out.

But, either way, if it were like we initially thought, I don't know how we can get the answer...

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
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## #18 2013-10-14 02:18:59

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Hi;

I agree, I do not even have a question like that in my notes and an internet search came up dry.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #19 2013-10-14 02:51:17

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

I've seen a similar one with 28!, but not this one.

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## #20 2013-10-14 02:53:15

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Found only this:http://forum.math.uoa.gr/viewtopic.php?f=37&p=211113 which suggests that your answer is still the correct one.

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## #21 2013-10-14 02:56:11

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

That post is like 3 years old but has the same username!

See you later am going offline for a bit.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #22 2013-10-14 03:00:17

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Hi

This one also turned up:http://mathforum.numberempire.com/index.php?topic=709.0. It's a bit more recent.

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## #23 2013-10-14 09:07:28

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

I remember doing this question in a BMO1 paper, I think.

## #24 2013-10-14 09:19:41

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #25 2013-10-14 10:59:10

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### Re: calculation of (a,b,c,d) in 34!

Hi;

I thought that they would not want any modulo-computation methods so I did not use them.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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