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02 Jun 2004, 10:47
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does anyone know a trick on how to solve these types of problems?

what is the tens digit of 221^4? thanks

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03 Jun 2004, 01:22
gmatgmatgmat wrote:
does anyone know a trick on how to solve these types of problems?

what is the tens digit of 221^4? thanks

That's really simple:

221 = 22*10 + 1. => 221^4 = (22*10 + 1)^4 = [(22*10)^4 + ... ]+ 4*22*10 + 1 => 8 is the tenth digit of this number, because 100 divides sum in [...].

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Joined: 31 Dec 1969

Kudos [?]: [0], given:

Location: Russian Federation
GMAT 3: 740 Q40 V50
GMAT 4: 700 Q48 V38
GMAT 5: 710 Q45 V41
GMAT 6: 680 Q47 V36
GMAT 9: 740 Q49 V42
GMAT 11: 500 Q47 V33
GMAT 14: 760 Q49 V44
WE: Supply Chain Management (Energy and Utilities)

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03 Jun 2004, 07:27
thanks emmanuel!

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