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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.

 Dec 11, 2019
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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

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