1998 AJHSME Problems/Problem 1
Problem
For , which of the following is the smallest?
Solution
Solution 1
The smallest fraction would be in the form where is larger than .
In this problem, we would need the largest possible value out of all the given values to be in the denominator. This value is or
The smaller would go on the numerator, which is .
The answer choice with is
Solution 2
Plugging in for every answer choice would give
From here, we can see that the smallest is answer choice
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