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Complex Number Roots - Hint?

  1. Mar 18, 2010 #1
    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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  3. Mar 18, 2010 #2


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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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