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Find \(\displaystyle M\) and also the unit digit of \(\displaystyle M^{2003}\).

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Just a moment and I'll have it. I just have to program Excel...

Find \(\displaystyle M\) and also the unit digit of \(\displaystyle M^{2003}\).

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We are taking square root of |x| - 2 and its –ve so it has to be zero

Find \(\displaystyle M\) and also the unit digit of \(\displaystyle M^{2003}\).

So |x| - 2 = 0 or x = 2 or – 2

x cannot be 2 as |2-x| is in denominator

so x = - 2

hence putting the value x = -2 we get M = 7

as M^4 = 1 mod 10

M^2000 = 1 mod 10 or M^2003 = M^3 mod 10 = 343 mod 10 or 3

3 is the unit digit

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HiWe are taking square root of |x| - 2 and its –ve so it has to be zero

So |x| - 2 = 0 or x = 2 or – 2

x cannot be 2 as |2-x| is in denominator

so x = - 2

hence putting the value x = -2 we get M = 7

as M^4 = 1 mod 10

M^2000 = 1 mod 10 or M^2003 = M^3 mod 10 = 343 mod 10 or 3

3 is the unit digit

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HiJust a moment and I'll have it. I just have to program Excel...

-Dan

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