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What is the sum of the digits of integer x, where $$x = 4^{10} * 5^{13}$$?

(A) 13

(B) 11

(C) 10

(D) 8

(E) 5

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Re: What is the sum of the digits of integer x, where x = 4^10 x [#permalink]
We can rearrange the expression for x as $$2^7*(2*5)^{13}$$ so that $$(2*5)^{13}$$ is equal to 1 followed by 13 zeros so that when it is multiplied by any number is equal to that number followed by 13 zeros. Then, $$2^7 = 128$$ so that multiplied by the power of 10 becomes 128 and 13 zeros. Since we have to sum the digit of this number, we get 1+2+8+13*0 = 11.

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Re: What is the sum of the digits of integer x, where x = 4^10 x [#permalink]
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Bunuel wrote:
What is the sum of the digits of integer x, where $$x = 4^{10} * 5^{13}$$?

(A) 13

(B) 11

(C) 10

(D) 8

(E) 5

We can simplify the given equation:

x = 4^10 x 5^13

x = 2^20 x 5^13

x = 2^7 x 2^13 x 5^13

x = 2^7 x 10^13

x = 128 x 10^13

We see that x is the number 128 followed by 13 zeros. Thus, the sum of the digits of x is 1 + 2 + 8 = 11.

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