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GRE Math Challenge #95-If (5^4 -1)/n is an integer [#permalink]
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If $$\frac{(5^4 - 1)}{n}$$ is an integer an n is an integer, then n could be each of the following EXCEPT

(A) 4
(B) 6
(C) 13
(D) 25
(E) 26
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Re: GRE Math Challenge #95-If (5^4 +1)/n is an integer [#permalink]
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sandy wrote:
If $$\frac{(5^4 - 1)}{n}$$ is an integer an n is an integer, then n could be each of the following EXCEPT

(A) 4
(B) 6
(C) 13
(D) 25
(E) 26

Here,

$$\frac{(5^4 - 1)}{n}$$ = $$\frac{(625 - 1)}{n}$$ = $$\frac{624}{n}$$

Since n is an integer and the fraction $$\frac{624}{n}$$ is an integer so the value of n could be 4,6,13 or 26.

Hence n cannot be equal to 25.
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Re: GRE Math Challenge #95-If (5^4 -1)/n is an integer [#permalink]
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$$\frac{(5^4 - 1)}{n}$$

=$$\frac{624}{n}$$

=$$\frac{(2^4*3*13)}{n}$$

n could not be 25
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Re: GRE Math Challenge #95-If (5^4 -1)/n is an integer [#permalink]
shawon wrote:
$$\frac{(5^4 - 1)}{n}$$

=$$\frac{624}{n}$$

=$$\frac{(2^4*3*13)}{n}$$

n could not be 25

I have edited to the correct mathematical expression

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