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Factorial one hundred (written 100!) has 24 noughts when written in full and that 1000! has 249 noughts? Convince yourself that the above is true. Perhaps your methodology will help you find the number of noughts in 10 000! and 100 000! or even 1 000 000!

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Trailing Zeros

Weekly Problem 13 - 2009
How many zeros does 50! have at the end?


Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How many zeros are there at the end of the number which is the product of first hundred positive integers?