Positive integers a, b, and 2009, with a<b<2009, form a geometric sequence with an integer ratio. What is a ?

**Answer Choices**

A. 7

B. 41

C. 49

D. 287

E. 2009

Positive integers a, b, and 2009, with a<b<2009, form a geometric sequence with an integer ratio. What is a ?

**Answer Choices**

A. 7

B. 41

C. 49

D. 287

E. 2009