2002 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 1

Problem

The ratio $\frac{2^{2001}\cdot3^{2003}}{6^{2002}}$ is:

$\mathrm{(A) \ } 1/6\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 1/3\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 1/2\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 2/3\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 3/2$

Solution 1

$\frac{2^{2001}\cdot3^{2003}}{6^{2002}}=\frac{6^{2001}\cdot 3^2}{6^{2002}}=\frac{9}{6}=\frac{3}{2}$ or $\mathrm{ (E) \ }$


Solution 2

$\frac{2^{2001}\cdot3^{2003}}{6^{2002}}=\frac{2^{2001}\cdot 2\cdot 3^{2002}\cdot 3}{6^{2002}\cdot 2}=\frac{2^{2002} \cdot 3^{2002} \cdot 3}{6^{2002}\cdot 2}=\frac{6^{2002}\cdot 3}{6^{2002}\cdot 2}=\frac{3}{2}$ or $\mathrm{ (E) \ }$ ~by mathwiz0

See Also

2002 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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