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Complex Number Roots - Hint?

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Show that a complex number, w exists such that the fifth roots may be expressed as 1, w, w^2, w^3 and w^4


I am having trouble understanding what the question is asking of me. Could anyone please help? Thanks.
 

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phyzguy
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I think it is asking you to find a complex number w such that w^5 = 1.
 

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