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Please follow the rules of submission at this forum - enunciated at:if (81)^x=1/((125)^y) and x,y are integers then find the value of 12xy.

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(81)^x=1/((125)^y)

(3)^(4x) = (5)^(-3y)

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I did not find Subhotosh's hint penetrated my frequently dim, and certainly insufficiently caffeinated, mind. So here is a different hint.

\(\displaystyle 81^x = \dfrac{1}{125^y} \implies 81^x * 125^y = 1.\)

Can x and y both be positive integers? Can they both be negative integers? Proceed

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I think you and I were going for the same conclusion. I am waiting for OP's response!

I did not find Subhotosh's hint penetrated my frequently dim, and certainly insufficiently caffeinated, mind. So here is a different hint.

\(\displaystyle 81^x = \dfrac{1}{125^y} \implies 81^x * 125^y = 1.\)

Can x and y both be positive integers? Can they both be negative integers? Proceed

SubhotoshI think you and I were going for the same conclusion. I am waiting for OP's response!

We undoubtedly were, but the point of your hint was not obvious to me until I had pursued mine a while.

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Hint:

(81)^x=1/((125)^y)

(3)^(4x) = (5)^(-3y)

continue...

Please share your work/thoughts with us.

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what are your answers to those questions?81^{x}=125^{-y}⟹

81^{x}∗125^{y}= 1

Can x and y both be positive integers? Can they both be negative integers? Proceed

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Answer is 12xy=0Look at response #3 -

what are your answers to those questions?

There you go.Answer is 12xy=0