Problem 418Published on Saturday, 9th March 2013, 07:00 pm; Solved by 354; Difficulty rating: 40%
Let n be a positive integer. An integer triple (a, b, c) is called a factorisation triple of n if:
- 1 ≤ a ≤ b ≤ c
- a·b·c = n.
Define f(n) to be a + b + c for the factorisation triple (a, b, c) of n which minimises c / a. One can show that this triple is unique.
For example, f(165) = 19, f(100100) = 142 and f(20!) = 4034872.