2015 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 8

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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, $625^{x \cdot \frac{1}{4}} = 5^x = \boxed{2015}.$

Video Solution

https://youtu.be/RdIIEhsbZKw?t=738

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See Also

2015 AMC 12B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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