2017 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 3

Problem 3

What is the value of the expression $\sqrt{16\sqrt{8\sqrt{4}}}$?

$\textbf{(A) }4\qquad\textbf{(B) }4\sqrt{2}\qquad\textbf{(C) }8\qquad\textbf{(D) }8\sqrt{2}\qquad\textbf{(E) }16$

Solution

$\sqrt{16\sqrt{8\sqrt{4}}}$ = $\sqrt{16\sqrt{8\cdot 2}}$ = $\sqrt{16\sqrt{16}}$ = $\sqrt{16\cdot 4}$ = $\sqrt{64}$ = $\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ 8}$.

See Also

2017 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 4
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