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# Trailing Zeros

##### Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

The symbol $50!$ represents the product of all the whole numbers from $1$ to $50$ inclusive; that is, $50!=1 \times 2 \times 3 \times \dots \times 49 \times 50$. If I were to calculate the actual value, how many zeros would the answer have at the end?

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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