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Given an integer $n$, I want to know the asymptotic order of:

a. the number of distinct prime factors

b. the number of non-distinct prime factors

c. the number of distinct divisors

d. the number of non-distinct divisors

To my understanding, the references in the comment below suggest the following:

a. $\mathcal{O}(\log\log n)$

b. $\mathcal{O}(\log\log n)$

c. $\mathcal{O}(n^{\frac{1}{\log \log n}})$

d. ?

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so are my suggested answers correct now? –  eyaler Jul 9 '12 at 12:12
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Perhaps you could add an answer with the details or some indication of how you have found these answers. –  lhf Jul 9 '12 at 12:14
    
There are about $x/\log x$ primes up to $x$, and their product is about $e^x$. Letting $n$ be that product, the number of prime factors is thus about $\log n/\log\log n$, which is not $O(\log\log n)$. –  Gerry Myerson Jul 9 '12 at 12:33
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Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see how a number can have "non-distinct divisors"... –  J. M. Jul 9 '12 at 12:51
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