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youlovelemms
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USA
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Posted - 10/19/2008 :  10:58:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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Subhotosh Khan
Advanced Member

USA
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Posted - 10/19/2008 :  13:28:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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 ≥ 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.

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Haven
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USA
28 Posts

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