# Difference between revisions of "2015 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 8"

## Problem

What is the value of $(625^{\log_5 2015})^{\frac{1}{4}}$ ?

$\textbf{(A)}\; 5 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\; \sqrt[4]{2015} \qquad\textbf{(C)}\; 625 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\; 2015 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\; \sqrt[4]{5^{2015}}$

## Solution 1

$(625^{\log_5 2015})^\frac{1}{4} = ((5^4)^{\log_5 2015})^\frac{1}{4} = (5^{4 \cdot \log_5 2015})^\frac{1}{4} = (5^{\log_5 2015 \cdot 4})^\frac{1}{4} = ((5^{\log_5 2015})^4)^\frac{1}{4} = (2015^4)^\frac{1}{4} = \boxed{\textbf{(D)}\; 2015}$

## Solution 2

We can rewrite $\log_5 2015$ as as $5^x = 2015$. Thus, $625^{x \cdot \frac{1}{4}} = 5^x = \boxed{2015}.$

~ pi_is_3.14

## See Also

 2015 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 7 Followed byProblem 9 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions

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