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x=1, a=6, b=7;

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^{6}=1; 1^{7}=1; So, x=1, a≠b, but x^{a}=x^{b}. That is, x^{a}=x^{b}does not necessarily implies a=b.Explain your answer and give counter example if needed.

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x=1, a=6, b=7;

1^{6}=1; 1^{7}=1; So, x=1, a≠b, but x^{a}=x^{b}. That is, x^{a}=x^{b} does not necessarily implies a=b.

Woodside, NY

Hi Harry,

What if x=0? Must a and b be equal then?

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