# Difference between revisions of "1971 AHSME Problems/Problem 29"

## Problem 29

Given the progression $10^{\dfrac{1}{11}}, 10^{\dfrac{2}{11}}, 10^{\dfrac{3}{11}}, 10^{\dfrac{4}{11}},\dots , 10^{\dfrac{n}{11}}$. The least positive integer $n$ such that the product of the first $n$ terms of the progression exceeds $100,000$ is

$\textbf{(A) }7\qquad \textbf{(B) }8\qquad \textbf{(C) }9\qquad \textbf{(D) }10\qquad \textbf{(E) }11$

## Solution

The product of the sequence $10^{\dfrac{1}{11}}, 10^{\dfrac{2}{11}}, 10^{\dfrac{3}{11}}, 10^{\dfrac{4}{11}},\dots , 10^{\dfrac{n}{11}}$ is equal to $10^{\dfrac{1}{11}+\frac{2}{11}\dots\frac{n}{11}}$ since we are looking for the smallest value $n$ that will create $100,000$, or $10^5$, we set up the equation $10^{\dfrac{1}{11}+\frac{2}{11}\dots\frac{n}{11}}=10^5$