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Suppose that $$P = 2^m$$ and $$Q = 3^n$$ . Which of the following is equal to$$12^mn$$ for every pair of integers (m,n)?

(A)P^2Q

(B) $$P^n$$$$Q^m$$

(C) $$p^n$$Q^2m

(D) P^2m$$Q^n$$

(E) P^2n$$Q^m$$
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$$P = 2^m$$
$$Q = 3^n$$

Here Powers of P and Q are different.
Hence to get $$12^[mn}$$, we need to make the powers the same.
Only option E does that.

$$P^{2n}Q^m = 4^{mn}3^{mn} = 12^{mn}$$

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Suppose that $$P = 2^m$$ and $$Q = 3^n$$ . Which of the following is equal to$$12^mn$$ for every pair of integers (m,n)?

(A)P^2Q

(B) $$P^n$$$$Q^m$$

(C) $$p^n$$Q^2m

(D) P^2m$$Q^n$$

(E) P^2n$$Q^m$$

the way the question is written is quite misleading, i think you need to stick to one method of writing the powers because to me D and E looked like P^(2mQ^n) and P^(2nQ^m) respectively
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for clarification, that is 12^(mn), not (12^m)*n Re: Suppose that P = 2 m and Q = 3 n . Which of the following is equal to   [#permalink] 23 Mar 2019, 08:35
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