tingting85114 wrote:

X^4 is dividable by 32, what is the remainder when X is divided by 32?

I'm happy to help with this.

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This question is not a well-defined question. First of all, it's not in a standard GMAT question form. Also, it doesn't have a clear yes/no answer.

You see, X could equal 4 or any multiple of 4. As long as a number is divisible by 4, then the fourth power of that number will be divisible by 32. For some of those values of X, the remainder when divided by 32 will be zero, and for some, it will be something else.

What is the source of this question?

Mike

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