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Re: What is the remainder when 32^32^32 is divided by 7?
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04 Sep 2010, 13:05
anshumishra wrote: 32^32^32 % 9 = ?
32^32^32 = 2^2^161 Here the remainder repeats the pattern of 6: 2,4,8,7,5,1
So, 2^2^161 % 9 = 2^5 % 9 = 5 How you got the step in red? Do not copy the Bunnel's explanation, this time it has to be divided by 9 not 7.
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Guys bear with me , I m posting the question created by me. What is the remainder when \(11^{11^{11^{11}}.....10 times}\) is divided by 4. a. 1 b. 0 c. 3 d. 2 e. None This is a very easy question. This concept will help in many other questions. THINK LOGICALLY AND REVISE BASICS OF REMAINDERs.
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gurpreetsingh wrote: Guys bear with me , I m posting the question created by me.
What is the remainder when \(11^{11^{11^{11}}.....10 times}\) is divided by 4.
a. 1 b. 0 c. 3 d. 2 e. None
This is a very easy question. This concept will help in many other questions. THINK LOGICALLY AND REVISE BASICS OF REMAINDERs. 11^z %4 = (121)^z %4 = (1)^z % 4 = 3 if z is odd, else 1 when z is even Hence, answer is 3 here.



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04 Sep 2010, 14:07
gurpreetsingh wrote: anshumishra wrote: 32^32^32 % 9 = ?
32^32^32 = 2^2^161 Here the remainder repeats the pattern of 6: 2,4,8,7,5,1
So, 2^2^161 % 9 = 2^5 % 9 = 5 How you got the step in red? Do not copy the Bunnel's explanation, this time it has to be divided by 9 not 7. Yeah, thought to copy the partial solution of Bunnel to save sometime, however made mistake because of rushing through it : 32^32^32 %9 = (27+5)^32^32 % 9 = 5^32^32 % 9 = 5 ^ 2^160 % 9 The cyclicity here is 6 , so it could be solved the same ways. I am not going to try it again this time



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anshumishra wrote: gurpreetsingh wrote: anshumishra wrote: 32^32^32 % 9 = ?
32^32^32 = 2^2^161 Here the remainder repeats the pattern of 6: 2,4,8,7,5,1
So, 2^2^161 % 9 = 2^5 % 9 = 5 How you got the step in red? Do not copy the Bunnel's explanation, this time it has to be divided by 9 not 7. Yeah, thought to copy the partial solution of Bunnel to save sometime, however made mistake because of rushing through it : 32^32^32 %9 = (27+5)^32^32 % 9 = 5^32^32 % 9 = 5 ^ 2^160 % 9 The cyclicity here is 6 , so it could be solved the same ways. I am not going to try it again this time The most important thing is to learn the concept.
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10 Oct 2010, 02:09
Hi,
I'm new here. First, I wanted to say thank you to everyone for all of the awesome questions and explanations throughout the forum.
Second, here are my explanations for the three questions that have been posted.
R{x/y} represents remainder of x divided by y. R{(ab)/y} = R{ (R{a/y}*R{b/y}) / y} < I found this on one of the forum posts. Therefore, R{(a^c)/y} = R{(R{a/y}^c) / y} < I used a nested version of this on all three problems.
Problem 1) R{32^(32^32)/7} = R{(R{(R{32/7}^32) / 7}^32) / 7} < R{32/7} = 4 = R{(R{( 4 ^32) / 7}^32) / 7} < R{(4^32)/7} = 2, (R cycles 4,2,1,4,2,1...) = R{( 2 ^32) / 7} < R{(2^32)/7} = 4, (R cycles, 2,4,1,2,4,1...) = 4
Problem 2) R{32^(32^32)/9} = R{(R{(R{32/9}^32) / 9}^32) / 9} < R{32/9} = 5 = R{(R{( 5 ^32) / 9}^32) / 9} < R{(5^32)/9} = 7, (R cycles 5,7,8,4,2,1,5...) = R{( 7 ^32) / 9} < R{(7^32)/9} = 4, (R cycles, 7,4,1,7,4,1...) = 4
Problem 3) R{11^(11^(11^(11^(11...etc))))/4} = R{(R{(R{11/4}^11) / 4}^11....etc.) / 4} < R{11/4} = 3 = R{(R{( 3 ^11) / 3}^11....etc.) / 4} < R{(3^11)/4} = 3, (R cycles 3,1,3,1...) = R{( 3 ^11....etc.) / 4} < R{(3^11)/4} = 3, (R cycles, 3,1,3,1...) = 3



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Bunuel wrote: So we should find \(2^{161}\) (the power of 2) is 1st, 2nd or 3rd number in the above pattern of 3. \(2^{161}\) is 2 in odd power, 2 in odd power gives remainder of 2 when divided by cyclicity number 3, so it's the second number in pattern. Which means that remainder of \(2^{2^{161}}\) divided by 7 would be the same as \(2^2\) divided by 7. \(2^2\) divided by 7 yields remainder of 4.
Hi Bunuel, I don't understand the part of the explanation highlighted in red. Before that part, you analyzed \(2^{161}\) and concluded that its remainder is 4 (second number in pattern). I am Ok with that. However, I don't understand when you conclude that the remainder will be also 4 when you analyze \(2^{2^{161}}\). I don't follow you. Could you please ellaborate more? Thanks!
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Re: What is the remainder when 32^32^32 is divided by 7?
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23 Mar 2012, 04:35
find cycle of remainders which are 2,4,1 total power of 2 = 32x32x5 = 5120 divide taht by 3 and get remainder of 2 so the second value in the cycle ie (4) is the answer. B.



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gurpreetsingh wrote: What is the remainder when \(32^{32^{32}}\) is divided by 7? A. 5 B. 4 C. 2 D. 0 E. 1 Please do not just post the answer, do explain as well. Check the solution here : toughremainderquestion100316.html#p774893 Guys, found one more method to solve the problem
32^32^32
=(28+4)^32^32
28^32^32 is divisible by seven and we are only concerned about 4^32^32= 4^2^160= 2^2^161
Now 2^161= 2^10^6 X 2^1 = 1024^6X2^1
last digit of 1024^6 will be last didgit of 4^6 i.e 2^12 i.e 2^10X 2^2 i.e 1024X4 hence last digit of 1024^6 will be( 4X4 =16 ) 6
last digit of 1024^6X2=> 6X2=12 => 2 thus equation boils down to 2^2= 4 divided by 7 , reminder will be 4 the ans.
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Cmplkj123 wrote: Now 2^161= 2^10^6 X 2^1 = 1024^6X2^1
Definitely a good effort but how did you get this? This is how I would do it using binomial theorem: \(32^{32^{32}}\) divided by 7 \((28 + 4)^{32^{32}}\) divided by 7 We need to figure out \(4^{32^{32}}\) divided by 7 We know that 64 is 1 more than a multiple of 7 and that \(4^3 = 64\) But how many 3s do we have in \(32^{32}\)? \(32^{32} = (33  1)^{32}\) so when we divide \(32^{32}\) by 3, we get a remainder of 1. \(4^{32^{32}} = 4^{3x+1} = 4*4^{3x} = 4*64^x = 4*(63+1)^x\) When this is divided by 7, remainder is 4.
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Thanks Karishma for simplifying the solution. Those who need detailed solution for any other combination then follow whatistheremainderwhen323232isdividedby100316.html#p774893to understand the basics.
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Thanks so much for 2 excellent ways of solution of gurpreetsingh and Bunuel. I want to do some practice. Similar question to test what you have learnt from the previous post. What is the remainder when 32^{32^{32}} is divided by 9? A. 7 B. 4 C. 2 D. 0 E. 1 Firstly, I want to try gurpreetsingh's way. The remainder of 32^{32^{32}} when divided by 9 is equal to the remainder of 5^{32^{32}} dividing by same number (32=9x+5). Obviously, when dividing 5^{6} = 15,625 by 9 we have the remainder of 1. So, 5^{32^{32}} can be rewritten as a product of k times of 5^{6} and others: 5^{32^{32}} = 5^{6}*5^{6}*...*5^{6}+5^{r} We have to know the value of r, which is the remainder when dividing 32^{32} by 6 or 32^{32} = 6k+r Similarly, the remainder of 32^{32} when divided by 6 is equal to the remainder of 2^{32} dividing by same number (32=6y+2). 2^{32} = 2^{10}*2^{10}*2^{10}*2^{2} Because 2^{10} = 1024 = 6z+4, the remainder when 2^{32} is divided by 6 must be the remainder when dividing (4*4*4*4) by 6. 4^{4} = 256 = 6m+4 So we have r=4, and the remainder we need to find out is 4 (5^{4} = 625 = 9n+4) B is the best answer. Next, move to another solution by Bunuel. We can do the same logic to reach for the remainder of 5^{32^{32}} dividing by 9. Also, we can find the same pattern for 9: 5^1 divided by 9 yields remainder of 5; 5^2 divided by 9 yields remainder of 7; 5^3 divided by 9 yields remainder of 8; 5^4 divided by 9 yields remainder of 4; 5^5 divided by 9 yields remainder of 2; 5^6 divided by 9 yields remainder of 1; 5^7 divided by 9 yields remainder of 5; 5^8 divided by 9 yields remainder of 7; 5^9 divided by 9 yields remainder of 8; 5^10 divided by 9 yields remainder of 4; 5^11 divided by 9 yields remainder of 2; 5^12 divided by 9 yields remainder of 1; ... The remainder repeats the pattern of 6: 578421. So we have to rewrite 32^{32} in another way: 32^{32} = 6k+r and find out r to determine which is the correct remainder in the pattern. Similar logic, we can easily find that r = 4, respectively, the remainder should be at the 4th palce in the pattern, it should be 4. So both ways are similar to each other. Very interesting!



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each 32 in the product gives remainder 4 with 7. So remainder is 4^32^32 now lets divide powers of 4 with 7 we get remainder as 4,2,1,4 ... with 4^1, 4^2, 4^3, 4^4 respectively thus remainder repeats with a cycle of 3. Lets divide 32^32 with this cycle of 3 32^32 = (331)^32 which on division by 3 gives remainder 1 (1^32) that means 4^32^32 = 4^(3k + 1) since cylce is 3 on division of powers of 4 by 7, the remainder is 4^1 = 4 Answer. KUDOS if u like
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Rem(32^32^32)=Rem(4^32)^32 now 4^3 = 64 = 63+1. hence when 64 to the power anything is divided by 7, the remainder will always be 1 so, Rem(32^32)/3 = Rem(331)^32/3 = 1. Hence Rem(4*64^k)/7 = 4



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gurpreetsingh wrote: What is the remainder when \(32^{32^{32}}\) is divided by 7? A. 5 B. 4 C. 2 D. 0 E. 1 Please do not just post the answer, do explain as well. Check the solution here : toughremainderquestion100316.html#p774893Consider the following: when (32)^1, unit digit =2. when (32)^2, unit digit = 4. when (32)^3, unit digit = 8. when (32)^4, unit digit = 6. when (32)^5, unit digit = 2. Hence (32)^x, where x is an integer has a cyclicity of 4. => (32)^32 will have 2 as unit digit; this is because (32/4) = 8. Hence, original expression becomes: {(32)^2}/7 = ? From above, when (32)^2, unit digit = 4. Expression becomes 4/7 which has a remainder of 4. Answer is B. Took me 1:15 mins to solve.



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gurpreetsingh wrote: What is the remainder when \(32^{32^{32}}\) is divided by 7? A. 5 B. 4 C. 2 D. 0 E. 1 Please do not just post the answer, do explain as well. Check the solution here : toughremainderquestion100316.html#p7748932^5(32)(32) 2^1/7 = Remainder = 2 2^2 /7 = Remainder = 4 2 ^3 /7 = Remainder= 1 16/7 = Remainder = 2 32/7 = Remainder 4 the process continues When we divide the power 5(32)(32) by three we get: + 2 remainder hence the remainder will be the second one in the series which is 4.
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ramana wrote: gurpreetsingh wrote: What is the remainder when \(32^{32^{32}}\) is divided by 7?
A. 5 B. 4 C. 2 D. 0 E. 1
I got B \(32^{32^{32}}\) can be reduced as {32^32} ^ 32 = 1024 ^ 32 and 1024 = 2^10 = (2)^10*32 > 2^320 R[ (2^x)/7 ] is cyclical,2^320/7 is same as 2^2/7 and the answer is 4! correct me if am wrong \(32^{32^{32}} = 32^{1.461501637331 *10^{48}}\) You do top down when there is no parentheses and so you do 32^32 and than you take 32 to the power of what you got for 32^32



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gurpreetsingh wrote: Similar question to test what you have learnt from the previous post.
What is the remainder when \(32^{32^{32}}\) is divided by 9?
A. 7 B. 4 C. 2 D. 0 E. 1 Is the remainder 5? 9 x 3 + 5 =32



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Found this in .30 sec, hope I'm right though.
I (In the last part  32^32^32) find the cyclicity of 32 (or, since it ends with a 2, find the cyclicity of 2) 2...4...8...6 .
II We can see that 32 is evenly divisible by 4 so the units digit of 32^32^32 is something with a 2.
III Squaring 32 (32^2) ends with a units digit of 4
IV dividing 4 by 7 leaves a remainder of 4.
Hence, B.
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satsymbol wrote: is this a GMAT type question? Concepts tested are relevant for the GMAT, though question itself is harder than one can expect on the real test.
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