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If m is a positive integer, what is the value of 5^(3m)27^(m-5)?

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(1) 2^m=32
m=5 ---> 5^(3m) * 27^(m−5) can be calculated.
SUFFICIENT

(2) m^2−4m=5
m=-1 or m=5. Since m is positive integer, eliminate m=-1.
m=5 ---> 5^(3m) * 27^(m−5) can be calculated.
SUFFICIENT

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If m is a positive integer, what is the value of \((5^{3m})(27^{m-5})\)?

(1) \(2^m=32\)

(2) \(m^2-4m=5\)

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Given: m is a positive integer,
Asked: What is the value of \((5^{3m})(27^{m-5})\)?

Quote:
(1) \(2^m=32\)

m=5
SUFFICIENT

Quote:
(2) \(m^2-4m=5\)

m=5 or m=-1
Since m is a positive integer
m=-1 is not allowed
m=5
SUFFICIENT

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