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# Divisibility of $$n^{m} – n$$

It is quite easy to show that $$n^{2} – n$$ always has 2 as a factor (i.e. can be divided by two).

It is fairly easy to show that $$n^{3} – n$$ always has 3 as a factor, and that it also has 2 as a factor.

• Is it true that $$n^{m} – n$$ always has m as a factor?
• Is it true that $$n^{m} – n$$ always has m! as a factor?

Both n and m are positive integers.

Note by Johan Falk
2 years, 3 months ago