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Let N be the base x numeral representing the number (x^5 - 1)/(x - 1), where x is an integer greater than 1.  FInd N.

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$$\frac {X^5-1}{x-1}=x^4+x^3+x^2+x+1$$; this polynomial can be written as:

$$1\cdot x^0+1\cdot x^1+1\cdot x^2 +1 \cdot x^3+1\cdot x^4$$. So  N= 11,111 (base x)

Dec 11, 2019