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# 2^2-1) (2^2+1) (2^4+4) (2^8+1)= (a)2^16-1 (b)2^16+1

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2^2-1) (2^2+1) (2^4+4) (2^8+1)= (a)2^16-1 (b)2^16+1  [#permalink]  14 Jan 2005, 18:20
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(2^2-1) (2^2+1) (2^4+4) (2^8+1)=

(a)2^16-1
(b)2^16+1
(c)2^32-1
(d)2^128-1
(e)2^16(2^16-1)
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[#permalink]  14 Jan 2005, 18:54
I am note sure whether i am reading the Q right My answer to this wud be E
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Re: PS [#permalink]  15 Jan 2005, 06:40
I think it is (2^4+1) than (2^4+4) . If that is so, I choose A.

Otherwise, none of the answers match.

Janice wrote:
(2^2-1) (2^2+1) (2^4+4) (2^8+1)=

(a)2^16-1
(b)2^16+1
(c)2^32-1
(d)2^128-1
(e)2^16(2^16-1)

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[#permalink]  15 Jan 2005, 08:47
sorry guys the question should be like this:

(2^2-1) (2^2+1) (2^4+1) (2^8+1)=

(a)2^16-1
(b)2^16+1
(c)2^32-1
(d)2^128-1
(e)2^16(2^16-1)

...and OA is A.Please explain how you solved it.
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[#permalink]  15 Jan 2005, 13:37
Hello Janice!
If u use the formula (a-b)(a+b)=a^2-b^2 u will easily solve this problem! So (2^2-1) (2^2+1) = (2^4-1)
(2^4-1) (2^4+1) = (2^8-1)
(2^8-1) (2^8+1) = (2^16-1)
the answer is A!
Good Luck!
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[#permalink]  15 Jan 2005, 14:05
AniAngel wrote:
Hello Janice!
If u use the formula (a-b)(a+b)=a^2-b^2 u will easily solve this problem! So (2^2-1) (2^2+1) = (2^4-1)
(2^4-1) (2^4+1) = (2^8-1)
(2^8-1) (2^8+1) = (2^16-1)
the answer is A!
Good Luck!

thanks
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