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What is the units digit of (13^4)(17^2)(29^3)
(A) 9
(B) 7
(C) 5
(D) 3
(E) 1
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Lolaergasheva wrote:
What is the units digit of (13^4)(17^2)(29^3)
(A) 9
(B) 7
(C) 5
(D) 3
(E) 1

Unit's digit would be same as product of unit's digit of 13^4, 17^2 and 29^3

For 13^4 , it is 3^4 which has unit digit 1, similarly for 17^2, it is 9 and for 29^3 it is 9, so we have 1*9*9, so units digit is 1. Answer E
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07 Mar 2011, 08:39
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We just see the unit's digit;
13^4 = 3^4 = 1
17^2 = 7^2 = 7*7 = 49 = Last digit 9
29^3 = 9^3 = 9 (last digit of all powers of 9 are either 9 or 1. 9 for odd power and 1 for even. Here power is 3; so 9)

Now multiply;
1*9*9 = 9^2 = 1;

Last digit is 1.

Ans: "E"
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07 Mar 2011, 19:01
13^4 * 17^2 * 29^3

we all have to find is the unit digit of a product, then we can just concentrate on the unit digit

unit digit of 13^4 * 17^2 * 29^3

= unit digit of 1 * 9 *9 = 1

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07 Mar 2011, 19:30
Basically, we have to find the last digit of :

1 * 9 * 9

which is 1, so answer is E.
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