2013 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 4

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Problem

What is the value of \[\frac{2^{2014}+2^{2012}}{2^{2014}-2^{2012}}?\]

$\textbf{(A)}\ -1\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 1\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{5}{3}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 2013\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 2^{4024}$

Solution

$\frac{2^{2014}+2^{2012}}{2^{2014}-2^{2012}}$

We can factor a ${2^{2012}}$ out of the numerator and denominator to obtain

$\frac{2^{2012}*(2^2+1)}{2^{2012}*(2^2-1)}$

The ${2^{2012}}$ cancels, so we get

$\frac{(2^2+1)}{(2^2-1)}=\frac{5}{3}$, which is $C$

Video Solution

https://www.youtu.be/2vf843cvVzo?t=545 (solution for #4 starts at 9:05)

~sugar_rush

See also

2013 AMC 10A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 7
Followed by
Problem 9
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions
2013 AMC 12A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 3
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Problem 5
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions

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