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We can start by factoring 125:

125 = 5^3

Therefore, we can rewrite the equation as follows:

5^3x = a√b

We can also rewrite the right-hand side of the equation as follows:

a√b = a^(1/2)b^(1/4)

Setting the powers of 5 equal on both sides of the equation, we get:

3 = a^(1/2)b^(1/4)

Squaring both sides of the equation, we get:

9 = ab^(1/2)

Therefore, a=9 and b=16.

In conclusion, a=9 and b=16.

bingboy Oct 12, 2023