Difference between revisions of "2018 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 1"

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== Problem ==
 
What is the value of
 
What is the value of
 
<cmath>\left(\left((2+1)^{-1}+1\right)^{-1}+1\right)^{-1}+1?</cmath><math>\textbf{(A) } \frac58 \qquad \textbf{(B) }\frac{11}7 \qquad \textbf{(C) } \frac85 \qquad \textbf{(D) } \frac{18}{11} \qquad \textbf{(E) } \frac{15}8 </math>
 
<cmath>\left(\left((2+1)^{-1}+1\right)^{-1}+1\right)^{-1}+1?</cmath><math>\textbf{(A) } \frac58 \qquad \textbf{(B) }\frac{11}7 \qquad \textbf{(C) } \frac85 \qquad \textbf{(D) } \frac{18}{11} \qquad \textbf{(E) } \frac{15}8 </math>

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Problem

What is the value of \[\left(\left((2+1)^{-1}+1\right)^{-1}+1\right)^{-1}+1?\]$\textbf{(A) } \frac58 \qquad \textbf{(B) }\frac{11}7 \qquad \textbf{(C) } \frac85 \qquad \textbf{(D) } \frac{18}{11} \qquad \textbf{(E) } \frac{15}8$

Solution

Working through the parentheses with the negative powers results in $\textbf{(B).}$

See Also

2018 AMC 10A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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