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== Problem== | == Problem== | ||
− | If <math>\dfrac{x | + | If <math>\dfrac{\frac{x}{4}}{2}=\dfrac{4}{\frac{x}{2}}</math>, then <math>x=</math> |
<math>\text{(A)}\ \pm\frac{1}{2}\qquad\text{(B)}\ \pm 1\qquad\text{(C)}\ \pm 2\qquad\text{(D)}\ \pm 4\qquad\text{(E)}\ \pm 8</math> | <math>\text{(A)}\ \pm\frac{1}{2}\qquad\text{(B)}\ \pm 1\qquad\text{(C)}\ \pm 2\qquad\text{(D)}\ \pm 4\qquad\text{(E)}\ \pm 8</math> | ||
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− | + | <cmath> \begin{align*}\dfrac{x^2}{8} &= 8\\ x^2 &= 64\\ \sqrt{x^2} &= \sqrt{64}\\ x &= \pm 8\end{align*} </cmath> | |
So the answer is <math>\boxed{\text{(E)} \, \pm 8}</math>. | So the answer is <math>\boxed{\text{(E)} \, \pm 8}</math>. | ||
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+ | == See also == | ||
+ | {{AHSME box|year=1990|num-b=1|num-a=2}} | ||
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+ | [[Category: Introductory Algebra Problems]] | ||
{{MAA Notice}} | {{MAA Notice}} |
Latest revision as of 03:35, 4 February 2016
Problem
If , then
Solution
Cross-multiplying leaves
So the answer is .
See also
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