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==Problem== | ==Problem== | ||
Let <math>x,y,</math> and <math>z</math> be real numbers satisfying the system | Let <math>x,y,</math> and <math>z</math> be real numbers satisfying the system | ||
− | < | + | <math>\log_2(xyz-3+\log_5 x)=5</math>, |
− | < | + | <math>\log_3(xyz-3+\log_5 y)=4</math>, |
− | < | + | <math>\log_4(xyz-3+\log_5 z)=4</math>, |
Find the value of <math>|\log_5 x|+|\log_5 y|+|\log_5 z|</math>. | Find the value of <math>|\log_5 x|+|\log_5 y|+|\log_5 z|</math>. | ||
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Problem
Let and be real numbers satisfying the system , , , Find the value of .
Solution
First, we get rid of logs by taking powers: , , and . Adding all the equations up and using the property, we have , so we have . Solving for by substituting for in each equation, we get , so adding all the absolute values we have .
See also
2016 AIME II (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 2 |
Followed by Problem 4 | |
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