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If x is a positive integer such that the units digit of x^3

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If x is a positive integer such that the units digit of x^3 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2017, 16:17
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If x is a positive integer such that the units digit of \(x^3\) is 3, what is the units digit of \(x^{15}\) ?

A. 1
B. 3
C. 5
D. 7
E. 9
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Re: If x is a positive integer such that the units digit of x^3 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2017, 19:35
If x^3 has 3 as unit digit, it must be 7^3 since it equals 343.
The 7 has the following pattern
7 ^1 7
7^2 9
7^3 3
7^4 1
7^5 7 and so one
So 7^15 has a 3 as unit digits. Since I did it quickly, I am pretty sure that it is false. Any help ?
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Re: If x is a positive integer such that the units digit of x^3 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2017, 02:36
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\(X^3\) for ending in 3 must be \(7^3= 343\)

Seeing a repeating pattern for 7 every four numbers 7 starts over again.

A cycle of 14 end in 9. So, the next number must be ending in 3.

B is the answer
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Re: If x is a positive integer such that the units digit of x^3 [#permalink] New post 10 May 2018, 10:38
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How about we divide 15/3 as it goes completely in 15.. the 15 power will have its unit digit ending as 3.. hence the option is B.
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