Question: What digit is found in the units place of 7 to the 1000th power ?
Can 7^1000 be broken down to 7^100 + 7^10?
3.23447651 × 10^84 + 282 475 249
so would the answer be 2?
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No, you can't !Can 7^1000 be broken down to 7^100 + 7^10?
Use the congruences (you learn it in last year of high school). As you want the digit in the units, study the congruence of 7^1000 to 10.
This is why you'll try the very first powers of 7 and see what is their congruence to 10.
So
Hence for all , 7^{4k} \equiv 1 [10][/tex]
-> as 1000 is 4*250,
So the digit unit will be 1.