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youlovelemms
Junior Member
USA
5 Posts 
Posted  10/19/2008 : 10:58:06

october 18 2008 Test Section 4 math Given that x > x^n >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. 


Subhotosh Khan
Advanced Member
USA
9116 Posts 
Posted  10/19/2008 : 13:28:42

quote: Originally posted by youlovelemms
october 18 2008 Test Section 4 math Given that x > x^n >1
You are sure it was not:
x ≥ x^{n} ≥ 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.
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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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