We report a systematic study of the low-temperature Hall resistance ρxy in the reentrant insulating phase (IP) around the 1/5 fractional quantum Hall (FQH) liquid. At filling factors ν=1/5 and ν=2/9, ρxy=5h/e2 down to 22 mK and ρxy=9h/2e2 down to 40 mK, respectively. In the reentrant IP for ν>1/5, and for ν<1/5 near the 1/5 FQH liquid, ρxy is normal (=B/ne) and independent of T. Our experimental findings directly imply that σxx→0 and σxy→0, but ρxy→B/ne as T→0 in these IP regions. We discuss implications of the findings with regard to the various theoretically proposed ground states for the IP.
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