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1. If \(5^x=100\), what is the value of \(5^{x+2}\)?

2. A right triangle with integer leg lengths is called "cool'' if the number of square units in its area is equal to twice the number of units in the sum of the lengths of its legs. What is the sum of all the different possible areas of cool right triangles?

mathtoo Aug 21, 2018

#2**+4 **

Best Answer

1. No need to find the value of x. Using the laws of indices:

\(5^{x+2}=5^x\times5^2\rightarrow 5^x\times25\rightarrow100\times25\rightarrow2500\)

Alan Aug 21, 2018