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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 30470: How many ordered triples (X,Y,Z) of postive intgers satisfy X*Y*Z=4000?Answer by khwang(438)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! X*Y*Z=4000 = 4*(2*5)^3 = 2^5* 5^3. so X, Y, Z are in the form 2^i * 5^j (X= 2^i1 * 5^j1,.. with i1+i2+i3 = 5 and j1+j2+j3 = 3. there are C(3+5-1, 5) = C(7,5) = 21 possible i's(why?) and C(3+3-1, 3) = C(5,3) = 10 possible j's Totally, there are 21*10 = 21 possible ordered triples (X,Y,Z). Try X*Y = 2^3* 5^2 Kenny