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    Order Function problem

    Suppose p is a prime dviding a^k. Show that p|a and show p^k | a^k.

    Use the order function to show this.
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    What exactly do you mean by the order function?
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    If
    m is a nonzero integer and if p is a prime, then Ordp(m) is the largest

    integer
    k such that p^k divides m.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jzellt View Post
    If
    m is a nonzero integer and if p is a prime, then Ordp(m) is the largest

    integer
    k such that p^k divides m.
    That's what I assumed, but I just wanted to be sure.
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    So, any advice on this one...
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