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## Main Question or Discussion Point

So my mother mentioned to a co-worker, who is a "math guy," that I was interested in math. The co-worker subsequently gave her a piece of paper with the following written on it to give me to to "solve" or "prove" in my mother's words, yet I am unsure what to do. Here is what was on the paper:

[tex]3^{2010}+15^{2010} \div 13[/tex]

I figured the person wanted me to reduce this in some way as it is not an equation. The only thing I think I could prove is the reduction if I could figure out how to do it.

My first thought was to try and reduce [tex]15^{2010}/13[/tex] in some way be solving the equation [tex]15^{2010/ x}/13=y[/tex]but I could not find a whole number that worked for x that gave a whole number for y so I am a bit stuck...

Any help? I feel a bit stupid because it seems to be simple, yet I am having trouble figuring it out. Also, I don't really know if reducing this is what the person wanted me to do.

Thanks

[tex]3^{2010}+15^{2010} \div 13[/tex]

I figured the person wanted me to reduce this in some way as it is not an equation. The only thing I think I could prove is the reduction if I could figure out how to do it.

My first thought was to try and reduce [tex]15^{2010}/13[/tex] in some way be solving the equation [tex]15^{2010/ x}/13=y[/tex]but I could not find a whole number that worked for x that gave a whole number for y so I am a bit stuck...

Any help? I feel a bit stupid because it seems to be simple, yet I am having trouble figuring it out. Also, I don't really know if reducing this is what the person wanted me to do.

Thanks