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What is the remainder when 5^37 is divided by 63 ?

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What is the remainder when \(5^{37}\) is divided by 63 ?

\(5^{37}= 5*5^{36}= 5*125^{12}= 5(126-1)^{12}= 5(63*2-1)^{12}= 5*(63m+...+1)
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--> Dividing by 63, the remainder will be 5.

The answer choice E is correct
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5^37 = 5^36 * 5
5^36 = 125^12
(125^12)/63 has a remainder of -1
-1^12 = 1
1 * 5(from the first line of the equation) = 5
Answer is E.
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New post 26 Feb 2020, 20:04
can you please explain why this doesn't work --->

5^37/63 = 125^34/63 = (63+62)^34/63

Using binomial theorem:
(63m+ .. + 62^34 )/63 = 62^34/63

(63-1)^34/63 = (-1)^34/ 63 = 1
i.e. option A
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can you please explain why this doesn't work --->

5^37/63 = 125^34/63 = (63+62)^34/63

Using binomial theorem:
(63m+ .. + 62^34 )/63 = 62^34/63

(63-1)^34/63 = (-1)^34/ 63 = 1
i.e. option A


hi,
The highlighted part above is not correct. It should be
—> \(5^{37} = 5^3*5^{34}\) or

—> \(5^{37} = 5*5^{36}= 5*5^{3*12} = 5*125^{12}\)

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What is the remainder when \(5^{37}\) is divided by 63 ?

A. 1
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Asked: What is the remainder when \(5^{37}\) is divided by 63 ?

5^3 = 125 = 63*2-1

5^37mod63 = 125^12*5mod63 = (-1)^12*5mod63 = 5mod63

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Re: What is the remainder when 5^37 is divided by 63 ?   [#permalink] 29 Mar 2020, 01:55

What is the remainder when 5^37 is divided by 63 ?

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