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# If n is a non-negative integer such that 6^n is a divisor of

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If n is a non-negative integer such that 6^n is a divisor of 5,178,791, what is the value of n^6 – 6^n?

A. - 11
B. - 1
C. 0
D. 1
E. 11
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If n is a non-negative integer such that 6^n is a divisor of 5,178,791, what is the value of n^6 – 6^n?

A. - 11
B. - 1
C. 0
D. 1
E. 11

6^n is a divisor of 5,178,791 --> as far as n is non-negative integer (given) the only value of n is 0 (5,178,791 is not even, thus it can not be divided by 6 in any power but 0)

n = 0

0^6 - 6^0 = 0 - 1 = -1

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If n is a non-negative integer such that 6^n is a divisor of 5,178,791, what is the value of n^6 – 6^n?

A. - 11
B. - 1
C. 0
D. 1
E. 11

Let us say that n = 0 then 6^0 = 1 which is a divisor of any number.

Now the question is asking the value of 0^6 - 6^0 = -1
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14 Dec 2015, 02:47
Dear Bunuel/Others

When its 'non-negative' in the question ; dosent this mean '0' or other positive values?

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14 Dec 2015, 03:51
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Dear Bunuel/Others

When its 'non-negative' in the question ; dosent this mean '0' or other positive values?

Yes, non-negative numbers include 0 and positive numbers.
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31 Aug 2017, 09:25
yangsta8 wrote:
If n is a non-negative integer such that 6^n is a divisor of 5,178,791, what is the value of n^6 – 6^n?

A. - 11
B. - 1
C. 0
D. 1
E. 11

Since 5,178,791 is odd, it is not divisible by 6^n (which is an even number), except when n = 0.

Therefore, 0^6 - 6^0 = 0 - 1 = -1.

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04 Oct 2017, 19:31
So the most important thing is to determine divisibility by 6.
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