Number of Divisors an Integer Has

 

In this post we will learn how to get the number of divisors an integer has.

Sample problem 1:

How many divisors 6 have?

Solution:

Listing all the positive divisors we have; {1,2,3,6} a total of four divisors. However if we are given large number it would be impractical and time consuming to list down manually the number of divisors.

 

FORMULA:

Consider a positive integer N with prime factors ( ap)(bq)(cr). . . or

N=( ap)(bq)(cr). . .

Number of divisors = (p+1)(q+1)(r+1). . .

Let’s try the number 6.

6=2(3)

Number of divisors= (1+1)(1+1)

=4

Sample problem 2:

How many divisors are there in 8100?

Solution:

Expressing 8100 to the product of its prime factor we have,

8100 = (22)(34)(52)

Number of divisors= (2+1)(4+1)(2+1)

= 45

 

Practice problems:
Direction: Determine the number of divisors the give number have.

1. 144

2. 343

3. 75600

4. 8x(9x)

5. a(a2)(a3). . .(a49)(b)(b2)(b3)(b4). . .(b49)

 

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