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In a certain sequence, the first term is 1 and each term after

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In a certain sequence, the first term is 1 and each term after the first is 20 times the previous term. If the sum of the 20th and 21st terms is divided by the difference between the 16th and 15th terms, the result is approximately equal to

A) \(20^4\)
B) \(20^5\)
C) \(20^6\)
D) \(20^7\)
E) \(20^8\)

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In a certain sequence, the first term is 1 and each term after the first is 20 times the previous term. If the sum of the 20th and 21st terms is divided by the difference between the 16th and 15th terms, the result is approximately equal to

A) \(20^4\)
B) \(20^5\)
C) \(20^6\)
D) \(20^7\)
E) \(20^8\)


21st term + 20th term = 20^20 + 20^19 = 20^19(20+1) = 21 * (20^19)
16th term - 15th term = 20^15 - 20^14 = 20^14 (20-1) = 19 * (20^14)

21(20^19)/19(20^14) = 20^5

Hence B is the correct answer.
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