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# 20^5x5^10x8^2/10^5

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Updated on: 20 Sep 2018, 07:51
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$$20^{5}*5^{10}*8^{2}/10^{5}$$

a) $$2^{11}$$$$5^{10}$$
b) $$2^{60}5^{50}$$
c) $$2^{16}5^{15}$$
d) $$2^{16}3^{10}10^{8}$$
e) $$2^{8}5^{20}10^{5}$$

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Originally posted by bettatantalo on 20 Sep 2018, 07:14.
Last edited by bettatantalo on 20 Sep 2018, 07:51, edited 1 time in total.
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20 Sep 2018, 07:30
This is wrong. The answer should be :
2^11 * 5 ^ 10

Love how the first question I tried after deciding to try again for an MBA has an error in it...
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20 Sep 2018, 07:37
bettatantalo wrote:
$$20^{5}*5^{10}*8^{2}/10^{5}$$

a) $$2^{11}$$
b) $$2^{60}5^{50}$$
c) $$2^{16}5^{15}$$
d) $$2^{16}3^{10}10^{8}$$
e) $$2^{8}5^{20}10^{5}$$

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$$\frac{20^{5}*5^{10}*8^{2}}{10^{5}}$$

= $$\frac{2^{16}*5^{15}}{2^{5}*5^5}$$

= $$2^{11}*5^{10}$$

None of the Answer matches, please check the OA and options, IMHO U missed $$5^{10}$$ in option (A)
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20 Sep 2018, 07:51
laxpro2001 wrote:
This is wrong. The answer should be :
2^11 * 5 ^ 10

Love how the first question I tried after deciding to try again for an MBA has an error in it...

So sorry my bad, all those symbols when writing the question confused me
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20 Sep 2018, 07:54
Abhishek009 wrote:
bettatantalo wrote:
$$20^{5}*5^{10}*8^{2}/10^{5}$$

a) $$2^{11}$$
b) $$2^{60}5^{50}$$
c) $$2^{16}5^{15}$$
d) $$2^{16}3^{10}10^{8}$$
e) $$2^{8}5^{20}10^{5}$$

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$$\frac{20^{5}*5^{10}*8^{2}}{10^{5}}$$

= $$\frac{2^{16}*5^{15}}{2^{5}*5^5}$$

= $$2^{11}*5^{10}$$

None of the Answer matches, please check the OA and options, IMHO U missed $$5^{10}$$ in option (A)

Hi! I don't quite get what you did to get to this $$\frac{2^{16}*5^{15}}{2^{5}*5^5}$$

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20 Sep 2018, 08:00
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bettatantalo wrote:
Hi! I don't quite get what you did to get to this $$\frac{2^{16}*5^{15}}{2^{5}*5^5}$$

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$$20^5 = (2^2*5)^5 = 2^{10}*5^5$$

$$8^2 = (2^3)^2 = 2^6$$

Now, add the top row -

$$20^5*5^{10}*8^2 = 2^{10}*5^5*5^{10}*2^6 = 2^{16}*5^{15}$$

bettatantalo wrote:
So sorry my bad, all those symbols when writing the question confused me

No issues, dude we do understand that !!! Keep poring in ...
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20 Sep 2018, 22:25
20^5 x 5^10 x 8^2/10^5

=>2^5 x 5^10 x 8^2
(((8^2 = 2^3x2=2^6)))

=>2^5 x 2^6 x 5^10
(((Apply the property x^m.x^n = x^m+n)))

=>2^11 x 5^10

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Re: 20^5x5^10x8^2/10^5 &nbs [#permalink] 20 Sep 2018, 22:25
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