1967 AHSME Problems/Problem 25

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Problem

For every odd number $p>1$ we have:

$\textbf{(A)}\ (p-1)^{\frac{1}{2}(p-1)}-1 \; \text{is divisible by} \; p-2\qquad \textbf{(B)}\ (p-1)^{\frac{1}{2}(p-1)}+1 \; \text{is divisible by} \; p\\ \textbf{(C)}\ (p-1)^{\frac{1}{2}(p-1)} \; \text{is divisible by} \; p\qquad \textbf{(D)}\ (p-1)^{\frac{1}{2}(p-1)}+1 \; \text{is divisible by} \; p+1\\ \textbf{(E)}\ (p-1)^{\frac{1}{2}(p-1)}-1 \; \text{is divisible by} \; p-1$

Solution

$\fbox{A}$

See also

1967 AHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 24
Followed by
Problem 26
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