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youlovelemms
Junior Member

USA
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 Posted - 10/19/2008 :  10:58:06 october 18 2008 TestSection 4 mathGiven that x > x^n >1Given that n is any natural number, give one possible value of x that satisfies the inequality.(Note: Gridded Number Answer, no multiple choice options are given)My confusion comes from the fact that n cannot be ANY natural number becuase if n equals 1, then x is equal to x^1. Perhaps I don't remember the problem correctly, but clearly it implied that one was a possible value of n, which invalidates the question.Please respond if I have misinterpreted, or if you took the PSAT and can alleviate my confusion, or remember this differently.

Subhotosh Khan

USA
9117 Posts

 Posted - 10/19/2008 :  13:28:42 quote:Originally posted by youlovelemmsoctober 18 2008 TestSection 4 mathGiven that x > x^n >1You are sure it was not:x ≥ xn ≥ 1 ............?Given that n is any natural number, give one possible value of x that satisfies the inequality.(Note: Gridded Number Answer, no multiple choice options are given)My confusion comes from the fact that n cannot be ANY natural number becuase if n equals 1, then x is equal to x^1. Perhaps I don't remember the problem correctly, but clearly it implied that one was a possible value of n, which invalidates the question.Please respond if I have misinterpreted, or if you took the PSAT and can alleviate my confusion, or remember this differently.≥

Haven
Senior Member

USA
28 Posts

 Posted - 10/19/2008 :  15:26:26 Are you sure it was not: x [raised to the power of 'n'] x 1
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