What is the last digit of the number:
8^(7^(6^(5^(4^(3^(2^1))))))
[(a)^b implies 'a' raised to the power of 'b', ((a)^b)^c implies 'a' raised to the power 'bc', but a^(b^c) implies 'a' raised to the power 'b' raised to the power 'c'.]
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by luminita)
The last digit would be 6 if the association were ((((((8^7)^6)^5)^4)^3)^2)^1, as that would be 8^(7!), where the exponent is a multiple of 4. However, the association (order of taking the powers) is righttoleft, not lefttoright.
Edited on December 31, 2003, 11:00 am

Posted by Charlie
on 20031231 10:58:39 