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February 8th, 2014, 04:48 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2014 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Proof Regarding Primes to a Power
So I have the question: http://i.imgur.com/IUAaM90.png I know that if pa^n then pa(a)(a)...(a) n times and therefore pa. I'm having some trouble finding a property that can either prove or disprove that p^na^n assuming pa^n. Could someone point me in the right direction? Thank you so much. 
February 8th, 2014, 10:08 PM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: North America, 42nd parallel Posts: 3,372 Thanks: 234  Re: Proof Regarding Primes to a Power
Well , you are very close to proving it , use your result pa , you just need one more truth. Since then for some integer c , 

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