# The equation $a^7xy-a^6y-a^5x=a^4(b^4-1)$ is equivalent to the equation $(a^mx-a^n)(a^py-a^2)=a^4b^4$ for some integers $m$, $n$, and $p$. Find $mnp$.

Let simplify the equations and : 1) and 2) . Equate the coefficients: . Then and mnp=24.

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