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<math> \textbf{(A) }0\qquad\textbf{(B) }1\qquad\textbf{(C) }3\qquad\textbf{(D) }4\qquad\textbf{(E) }7 </math> | <math> \textbf{(A) }0\qquad\textbf{(B) }1\qquad\textbf{(C) }3\qquad\textbf{(D) }4\qquad\textbf{(E) }7 </math> | ||
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The first couple powers of <math>7</math> are <math>7, 49, 343, 2401, 16807.</math> As you can see, the last two digits cycle after every 4 powers. <math>7^{1}\ (\text{mod }100) \equiv 7^{5}\ (\text{mod }100) \equiv 7^{2009}\ (\text{mod }100).</math> From there, we go two more powers. The last two digits are <math>43</math> so the tens digit is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ 4}</math> | The first couple powers of <math>7</math> are <math>7, 49, 343, 2401, 16807.</math> As you can see, the last two digits cycle after every 4 powers. <math>7^{1}\ (\text{mod }100) \equiv 7^{5}\ (\text{mod }100) \equiv 7^{2009}\ (\text{mod }100).</math> From there, we go two more powers. The last two digits are <math>43</math> so the tens digit is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ 4}</math> | ||
+ | ==Solution 2== | ||
+ | We want the tens digit | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
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Problem
What is the tens digit of ?
Solution 1
The first couple powers of are As you can see, the last two digits cycle after every 4 powers. From there, we go two more powers. The last two digits are so the tens digit is
Solution 2
We want the tens digit
See Also
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