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i thought the answer was E, the largest possible integer of p... can anyone explain this to me

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$50^7 = (5^2 \cdot 2)^7$

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You are right: 50⁷ / 5¹⁴ = 2⁷ = 128. And 5¹⁴ is the largest power of 5 that divides 50⁷.

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so i'm right??

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Originally Posted by asilvester635
so i'm right??
Yes. But be prepared to prove it convincingly to any skeptic!