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Number system is a very important chapter and you can find good number of questions in various competitive

exams. Important formulas are the following. Author: Ramakrishna Salagrama (RK)

(IIM - Indore, CAT - 99.78%)

A number can be written in its prime factorization format. For example 100 = 22 x 52 Director, Excel Institute, Kakinada

Ph: +91 9553 66 7774

Email: ramakrishna.salagrama@gmail.co

Formula 1: The number of factors of a number

(p+1).(q+1).(r+1)... where N = ap x bq x cr ... Submit placement questions Click H

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Example: Find the number of factors of 100.

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Ans: We know that 100 = 22 x 52

So number of factors of 100 = (2 +1 ).(2 +1) = 9.

Infact the factors are 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100

**Formula 2: The sum of factors of a number
**

p+1 q+1 r+1

a −1 b −1 c −1

× × ... where N = a

p

× b

q r

× c ×. . .

a − 1 b − 1 c − 1

**Example: Find the sum of the factors of 72
**

Ans: 72 can be written as (2 3

× 3 ).

2

3+1 2+1

2 −1 3 −1

Sum of all the factors of 72 = ( × ) = 15 x 13= 195

2 − 1 3 − 1

Formula 3: The number of ways of writing a number as a product of two number

1

× [(p + 1). (q + 1). (r + 1). . .] (if the number is not a perfect square)

2

**If the number is a perfect square then two conditions arise:
**

1. The number of ways of writing a number as a product of two distinct numbers =

1

× [(p + 1). (q + 1). (r + 1). . . −1]

2

**2. The number of ways of writing a number as a product of two numbers and those numbers need not be
**

1

distinct= × [(p + 1). (q + 1). (r + 1). . . +1]

2

**Example: Find the number of ways of writing 140 as a product of two factors
**

Ans: The prime factorization of 140 = 2 2

× 5 × 7

1

So number of ways of writing 140 as a product of two factors = × [(p + 1). (q + 1). (r + 1). . .] =

2

1

× [(2+1). (1+1). (1+1).] = 6

2

Example: Find the number of ways of writing 144 as a product of two factors subjected to the following conditions a.

Both factors should be different b. Both factors need not be different.

Ans: The prime factorization of 144 = 2 4

× 3

2

1 1

a. If both factors are different, then total ways = × [(p + 1). (q + 1). (r + 1). . . −1] = × [(4+1). (2+1)−1] =7

2 2

1 1

If both factors need not be different, then total ways = × [(p + 1). (q + 1). (r + 1). . . +1] = × [(4+1). (2+1)+1] =

2 2

8

Formula 4: The number of co-primes of a number

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3 2 4 Even powers of 5 available: 5 0 . . After he ordered the 3rd student to reverse the condition of the doors which are multiples of his room number 3. In a hostel there are 1000 students in 1000 rooms. If He ordered all the 1000 students like the same. P is the product of all the factors of 15552. N=6 5 × 5 2 × 10 =2 6 × 3 5 × 5 3 Even powers of 2 available: 2 0 2 . (q + 1).primes = 2 3−1 =4 Formula 7: Product of all the factors Number of factors ⎛ (p + 1). Find the product of the elements contained in the set M.2 1...co.in/2011/10/number-system-factors-and-coprimes.. where M is not a multiple of 12. (r + 1).primes Ans: The prime factorization of 60 = 2 2 × 3 × 5 The number of ways of writing 60 as a product of two co . . ⎞ ⎛ ⎞ ⎜ ⎟ ⎝ 2 ⎠ 2 =N =N ⎝ ⎠ Example: Find the product of all the factors of 50 Ans: Prime factorization of 50 = 2 × 5 2 (1 + 1). r can be written as N × (1 − ) × (1 − ) × (1 − ). (2 + 1) Product of all the factors of 50 = 50 2 = 50 3 Level . One day the hostel warden asked the student living in room 1 to close all the doors of the 1000 rooms.b . [M and N are positive Integers] Ans: 15552 = 2 6 × 3 5 (6 + 1). then find the value of M.2 .Which are perfect squares. Let M be the set of all the distinct factors of the number N=6 5 × 5 2 × 10 . a b c Example: Find the number of co-primes to 144 which are less than that of it Ans: The prime factorization of 144 = 2 4 × 3 2 1 1 The number of co-primes which are less than that of 144 = 144 × (1 − ) × (1 − ) = 48 2 3 Formula 5: The sum of co-primes of a number N N= ϕ(N ) × 2 Example: Find the sum of all the co-primes of 144 N 144 Ans: The sum of co-primes of the 144 = ϕ(N ) × = 48 x = 3456 2 2 Formula 6: The number of ways of writing a number N as a product of two co-prime numbers =2 n−1 where n=the number of prime factors of a number. .5 2 Therefore number of factors of the number N that are perfect squares = 4 x 3 x 2 = 24 Product of the elements contained in M =2 (2+4+6)×6 × 3 (2+4)×8 × 5 2×12 = 2 72 × 3 48 × 5 24 3. Then he asked the person living in room 2 to go to the rooms which are multiples of his room number 2 and open them.. If P = 12 N × M .3 .2 . (5 + 1) Product of all the factors of 15552 = (2 6 × 3 ) 5 2 = 2 126 × 3 105 63 ⇒(2 ) 2 × 3 63 × 3 42 = 12 63 × 3 42 So M = 3 42 2.11/9/2017 Number System: Factors and Coprimes 1 1 1 N=ϕ(N ) = a p q .2 4 6 Even powers of 3 available: 3 0 .campusgate. Example: Find the number of ways of writing 60 as a product of two co .html 2/7 .c . Finally how many doors of those 1000 rooms are in open condition? http://www.

24 which are all factors of 24.7 to 7 ) available respectively. 6 and 5. r. So for all the perfect squares below 1000 the doors are in closed condition. Q is the total number of even factors of M such that they are not factors of N.. and 7 that are available are 3. not 18 as we have already used 3 to 3 0 5 6 17 in calculating Q and (Powers of 5 are only 5 (5 to 5 ). 8..e. i. and 5 that are available are 3. 3. .7 6 7 and 7 8 So for these 4 powers of 7. .e. the number of powers of 2. The number of people who visit a certain door is the number of factors of that number. q. Let us say room no: 24 is visited by 1. (4 + 1) 35 (2 6 × 3 ) 4 2 = (2 6 4 × 3 ) 2 105 6 4 2 (2 × 3 × 5 ) 2 So. 3 to 3 6 17 . r are (p+1). . are odd.11/9/2017 Number System: Factors and Coprimes We understand that a door is in open or in close condition depends on how many people visited the room. but the product is odd when all of p.2790 = 90 Alternative Method: Many a student asked me to explain this question elaborately. From the above formula the product is even if any of p. If a door is visited by odd number of persons it is in close condition. and 5 respectively. (Powers of 3 are only 6 (3 to 3 ). (2 + 1) 105 Total product of the factors = (2 6 × 3 4 × 5 ) 2 2 = (2 6 × 3 4 2 × 5 ) 2 So total product of the factors N which are not multiples of 5 = (6 + 1) . N=2 3 × 3 17 × 5 6 × 7 4 http://www.Q = 2880 . number of powers of 2.in/2011/10/number-system-factors-and-coprimes.. number of powers of 5 are 7 ( i. r is a perfect square.html 3/7 . 6. Since the number of factors are even this door is in open condition.5 = 12 For combination with each of these 12 powers of 3( i..7 .. and is visited by even number of persons it is in open condition. q...b . total product of the factors of N which are multiples of 5 = =2 210 × 3 140 × 5 105 35 6 4 (2 × 3 ) 2 5.(r+1).. What is the product of all factors of the number N = 6 4 × 10 2 which are divisible by 5? Sol: N = 6 4 × 10 2 =2 6 × 3 4 × 5 2 (6 + 1) .c . q.campusgate. number of even factors of M such that they are not factors of N = 9 x 6 x 5 x 9 = 2430 Consider powers of 7 that are in M but not in N: 7 5 . 6. 2 . (Powers of 3 are only 6 (3 to 3 ). (4 + 1) .. 3.(q+1).. for these two powers of 5. not 18 as we have already used 3 to 3 0 5 6 17 in caclulating P) Therefore. the number of powers of 3 available are 17 . we know that the factors of a number N=a p q .b . there are 2 x 3 x 6 x 5 = 180 factors P = 1260 + 180 = 1440 Calculation of Q: Consider powers of 2 that are in M but not in N: 2 4 5 6 . P is total number of even factors of N such that they are not factors of M.. Then 2P -Q = ? Sol: N=2 3 × 3 17 × 5 6 × 7 4 M=2 12 × 3 5 × 5 4 × 7 8 Calculation of P: Number of powers of 2 available are 3.5 6 So. 5 to 5 ) and 0 6 number of powers of 7 are 5 ( i. are all even numbers then N=a p q .c .e. I think if we use sets this question is easily done... r .co. There are 31 perfect squares below 1000 so total doors which are in open condition are (1000-31)= 969 4. 2 . .. If p.e. Let N = 2 3 × 3 17 × 5 6 × 7 4 and M = 2 12 × 3 5 × 5 4 × 7 8 . 2. 2P . 2 to 2 (all these powers are even) 1 3 Since P is the total number of even factors of N such that they are not factors of M. 0 4 Therefore there are 3 x 12 x 7 x 5 = 1260 factors Now consider powers of 5 that are in N but not in M: 5 5 . 12. 4. r are even numbers. not 7 as we have already used 5 to 5 in calculating Q)) 0 4 5 6 So number of such factors = 4 x 3 x 6 x 5 = 360 Q = 2430 + 360 = 2790 Therefore.2 12 So for these 9 powers of 2. 3.

Even factors of above number = 3 × (5 + 1) × (4 + 1) × (4 + 1) = 450 ( ∵ We have to include atleast one multiple of 2 to make it even number.Q = 90 Aptitude 40 Comments Campusgate 1 Login Sort by Newest Recommend ⤤ Share Join the discussion… LOG IN WITH OR SIGN UP WITH DISQUS ? Name Shubham Bhaduri • 4 months ago Sir.co. Even factors of P = 3 × 18 × 7 × 5 = 1890 Even factors of Q = 12 × 6 × 5 × 9 = 3240 So 2P .5 then what is the answer? △ ▽ • Reply • Share › SUJEET KUMAR • a year ago hope u got the answer. we take HCF of N and M which is 2 3 × 3 5 × 5 4 × 7 4 (∵ take minimum powers of both numbers).html ⛺ 4/7 . http://www. we can see that P is the number of even factors of N which are not factors of M and Q is number of even factors of M which are not factors of N.in/2011/10/number-system-factors-and-coprimes.Plz explain Q no. Its not clearly said △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Lucky bajaj • a year ago sir what if the answer to this 1/2[(p+1).(q+1).5 of level 2.11/9/2017 Number System: Factors and Coprimes M=2 12 × 3 5 × 5 4 × 7 8 So by the above diagram.campusgate. Now to calculate common even factors of N and M.(r+1)] is in fraction for eg for it is 4.

http://www... the last line 2^(2+4+6)*6 why 6 is multiplied with the power of 2? 8 multiplied with the power of 3? and 12 with the power of 5? △ ▽ • Reply • Share › aqnthill • 2 years ago sir. 2nd round .. 1△ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ramakrishna Salagrama Admin > Ketan • 2 years ago Written test followed by Technical Round.in. Preparation of all exercises is enough for TCS Written ? △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ramakrishna Salagrama Admin > Ketan • 2 years ago Very much enough. △ ▽ • Reply • Share › puzzler • 2 years ago sir.. i didn't get the last part where they calculated "product of the elements contained in M" △ ▽ • Reply • Share › TRANQUIL ZEN • 2 years ago hmm △ ▽ • Reply • Share › vamsi priyanka • 2 years ago is this site useful for tech Mahindra??? △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ketan • 2 years ago Sir . 1△ ▽ • Reply • Share › http://www. plz explain solution of question 2.. △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ketan > Ramakrishna Salagrama • 2 years ago Would u please tell me the Order of TCS placement drive ? Sir △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ramakrishna Salagrama Admin > Ketan • 2 years ago I did not get you. and HR round.html 5/7 .2 of level 2.campusgate.in/2011/10/number-system-factors-and-coprimes.co. What do you mean by Order? 1△ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ketan > Ramakrishna Salagrama • 2 years ago Order means rounds in sequence like 1st round .11/9/2017 Number System: Factors and Coprimes ⛺ △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Dolly Buddi • a year ago sir 2nd qstn plz explain clearly in level 2 △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Pradeep Tiwari • a year ago = 2^((2+4+6)×6)×3^((2+4)×8)×5^(2×12)=2^72×3^48×5^24 can anyone explain it how it come in level@2 question 2 △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Sindhu • 2 years ago solve 12 X^2 + 30 X + 2 △ ▽ • Reply • Share › shruti • 2 years ago plzz explain level2 question 2 sir.... Managerial Round.campusgate..co.can u explain the last step of 2nd question? △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Samadhi Ghosh • 2 years ago Can anyone please explain Q.

. △ ▽ • Reply • Share › komal • 3 years ago For TCS LEVEL 2 ques. an alternate solution has been written.iv started from this site.bt basically firstly preparing for apti. These are only for your learning △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Anup • 3 years ago Is this campusgate is enough to prepare for the campus interviews?? △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ramakrishna Salagrama Admin > Anup • 3 years ago Almost..http://www.campusgate..in/2015/0.. △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ramakrishna Salagrama Admin > Kalaivanan • 2 years ago Please read this.html 6/7 .co.5 . This is easy to understand.11/9/2017 Number System: Factors and Coprimes Ketan > Ramakrishna Salagrama • 2 years ago What is Managerial Round ??? 1△ ▽ • Reply • Share › Kalaivanan • 2 years ago What are the important and new topics for TCS Aptitude Test. △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Arun Krishnamoorthy • 2 years ago need more clarification on question no.campusgate.. But you have to read and practice other topics also. Check this out!! △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Palanikumar murugesan • 3 years ago sir is tcs change its placement question database 2015 sir i have tcs interview on feb 20 off campus is enough to study above question becaze i dont attend campus this my first so pls give some instruction for tcs written exam 14 △ ▽ • Reply • Share › happy girl • 3 years ago i have a month nearly to prepare.pls △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ramakrishna Salagrama Admin > Arun Krishnamoorthy • 2 years ago Hi. Are Asks in appti.. 2△ ▽ • Reply • Share › Anup > Ramakrishna Salagrama • 3 years ago For TCS which topics are mandatory to refer?? △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ramakrishna Salagrama Admin > Anup • 3 years ago http://www. △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Arun Krishnamoorthy > Ramakrishna Salagrama • 2 years ago cant understand question no 5 pls give some more clarification on it.in/2011/10/number-system-factors-and-coprimes.please help △ ▽ • Reply • Share › happy girl • 3 years ago is this site enough for Tcs prep? △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ramakrishna Salagrama Admin > happy girl • 3 years ago Many students got 7 to15 ques from this site in tcs aptitude test △ ▽ • Reply • Share › happy girl > Ramakrishna Salagrama • 3 years ago ok u mean the chapters should be studies and then tcs placement papers? △ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ramakrishna Salagrama Admin > happy girl • 3 years ago Yes..once i gain speed il start technical.? 1△ ▽ • Reply • Share › Ramakrishna Salagrama Admin > komal • 3 years ago No..co.

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