Math Challenge Problem

The Math Challenge problem has returned to UNC's School of Mathematical Sciences! This is a problem that everyone is welcomed to try their hand at. New problems monthly.  

February Challenge

Counting Factor Trees

We all learned how to factor numbers back in grade school using factor trees.  In college, you might learn that no matter how you build the factor tree, the resulting prime factors will be the same.  For example, the picture below shows a few different factor trees that have the same resulting prime factorization.  You might also learn in college that the journey is more important than the destination.  Thus...

The Challenge: How many different factor trees does the number 510,510 have?

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Submit solutions to Ross 2239G or by email to oscar.levin@unco.edu.
Deadline: Tuesday, February 28.

Win PRIZES! A winner will be selected from all correct answers received for each challenge problem to receive a fun math prize of his or her choice.

 

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