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1) In the multipication question below, find the product abcd:

7 a

__ x b 6__

a a a

__ 6 6 6 __

7 d c a

2) The function a*b is defined as a*b = a^{2}b-a+b. Find the value of 2*(1*(2*(1*(2*1)))).

3) Find the sum of the proper divisors of the sum of the proper divisors of the number 432.

Dominator416 Jan 20, 2019

#1**+2 **

1) a = 4, b = 9, You should be able to work out c and d easily from this.

3) 722. I just used WolframAlpha to answer this. (Edited to correct answer - see asdf below).

Alan Jan 20, 2019

#2**+1 **

isnt 808 the sum of the proper divisors of 432?

i thought you had to do it twice.

so you would have 2^3*101

then using formulas, you get 15*102 or 1530

then take away 808 to get 722.

asdf335 Jan 20, 2019

#6**+2 **

ok so number two.

1. calculate the first 2*1

2*1 is 4-2+1 or 3.

2. now you have 2*(1*(2*(1*3))).

calculate 1*3.

1*3 is 3-1+3 or 5.

3. now you have 2*(1*(2*5)).

calculate 2*5.

2*5 is 20-2+5 or 23.

4. now you have 2*(1*23).

calculate 1*23.

1*23 is 23-1+23 or 45.

5. just calculate 2*45.

this is 180-2+45 or 225-2 or 223.

HOPE THIS HELPED!

asdf335 Jan 20, 2019