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Bunuel wrote:
(2^5*5^6)/10000=?

A. 0.2
B. 5
C. 25/2
D. 25
E. 50



(2^5*5^6)/(2^4*5^4)= 2*5*5 = 50
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Bunuel wrote:
(2^5*5^6)/10000=?

A. 0.2
B. 5
C. 25/2
D. 25
E. 50


I did it this way:

2*2*2*2*2*5*5*5*5*5*5/10,000. I then factored out 10,000 step-by-step.
10000=5(2000). Cross off a 5 (5 5s remaining from up top)
2000=2(1000). Cross off a 2 (4 2s remaining from up top)
1000=5(200). Cross off a 5 (4 5s remaining from up top)
200=2(100). Cross off a 2 (3 2s remaining from up top)
100=5(20). Cross off a 5 (3 5s remaining from up top)
20=2(10). Cross off a 2 (2 2s remaining from up top)
10=2(5). Cross of a 2 and a 5. That leaves 2 5s and 1 2 remaining up top.
5*5=25*2=50.
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Bunuel wrote:
(2^5*5^6)/10000=?

A. 0.2
B. 5
C. 25/2
D. 25
E. 50


\(\frac{(2^5*5^6)}{10000}\)

Or, \(\frac{(2^5*5^5*5)}{10^4}\)

Or, \(\frac{(10^5*5)}{10^4}\)

Or, \((10*5)\) = \(50\)

Hence, answer will be (E) \(50\)
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New post 16 Nov 2016, 09:11
Bunuel wrote:
(2^5*5^6)/10000=?

A. 0.2
B. 5
C. 25/2
D. 25
E. 50


We can start by breaking 10,000 into prime factors:

10,000 = 100 x 100 = 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 = 2^4 x 5^4

Plugging our prime factors back into the given expression, we have:

(2^5 x 5^6)/(2^4 x 5^4) = 2^1 x 5^2 = 2 x 25 = 50

Answer: E
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