2018 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 14
Problem
The solutions to the equation , where is a positive real number other than or , can be written as where and are relatively prime positive integers. What is ?
Solution 1
Base switch to log 2 and you have .
Then . so and we have leading to (jeremylu)
Solution 2
If you multiply both sides by
then it should come out to * = *
that then becomes * = *
which simplifies to 2*1 = 3
so now = putting in exponent form gets
=
so 4 = 27
dividing yields x = 4/27 and
4+27 =
- Pikachu13307
Solution 3
We can convert both and into and , respectively, giving:
Converting the bases of the right side, we get
Dividing both sides by , we get
Which simplifies to
Log expansion allows us to see that
, which then simplifies to
Thus,
And
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See Also
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