2022 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 14
Problem
What is the value of where denotes the base-ten logarithm?
Solution 1
Let . The expression then becomes
-bluelinfish
Solution 2
Using sum of cubes Let x = and y = , so
The entire expression becomes
~Hithere22702
Solution 3
We can estimate the solution. Using and we have
~kxiang
Solution 4(log bash)
Using log properties, we combine the terms to make our expression equal to . By exponent properties, we separate the part with base to become . Then, we substitute this into the original expression to get . Because , and , this expression is equal to . We perform the step with the base combining on and to get . Putting this back into the whole equation gives . One last base merge remains - but isn't a power of 10. We can rectify this by converting to . Finally, we complete this arduous process by performing the base merge on . We get . Putting this back into that original equation one last time, we get . ~aop2014
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