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Which of the following is the value of <math>\sqrt{\log_2{6}+\log_3{6}}?</math> | Which of the following is the value of <math>\sqrt{\log_2{6}+\log_3{6}}?</math> | ||
<math>\textbf{(A) } 1 \qquad\textbf{(B) } \sqrt{\log_5{6}} \qquad\textbf{(C) } 2 \qquad\textbf{(D) } \sqrt{\log_2{3}}+\sqrt{\log_3{2}} \qquad\textbf{(E) } \sqrt{\log_2{6}}+\sqrt{\log_3{6}}</math> | <math>\textbf{(A) } 1 \qquad\textbf{(B) } \sqrt{\log_5{6}} \qquad\textbf{(C) } 2 \qquad\textbf{(D) } \sqrt{\log_2{3}}+\sqrt{\log_3{2}} \qquad\textbf{(E) } \sqrt{\log_2{6}}+\sqrt{\log_3{6}}</math> | ||
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− | ==Solution 1 (Logic)== | + | === Solution 1 (Logic) === |
Using the knowledge of the powers of <math>2</math> and <math>3</math>, we know that <math>\log_2{6}</math> is greater than <math>2.5</math> and <math>\log_3{6}</math> is greater than <math>1.5</math>. So that means <math>\sqrt{\log_2{6}+\log_3{6}} > 2</math>. Since <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D) } \sqrt{\log_2{3}} + \sqrt{\log_3{2}}}</math> is the only option greater than <math>2</math>, it's the answer. ~Baolan | Using the knowledge of the powers of <math>2</math> and <math>3</math>, we know that <math>\log_2{6}</math> is greater than <math>2.5</math> and <math>\log_3{6}</math> is greater than <math>1.5</math>. So that means <math>\sqrt{\log_2{6}+\log_3{6}} > 2</math>. Since <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D) } \sqrt{\log_2{3}} + \sqrt{\log_3{2}}}</math> is the only option greater than <math>2</math>, it's the answer. ~Baolan | ||
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Answer Choice E is also greater than <math>2,</math> but it’s obvious that it’s too big. | Answer Choice E is also greater than <math>2,</math> but it’s obvious that it’s too big. | ||
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Actually, this solution is incomplete, as <math>\sqrt{\log_2{6}} + \sqrt{\log_3{6}}</math> is also greater than 2. ~chrisdiamond10 | Actually, this solution is incomplete, as <math>\sqrt{\log_2{6}} + \sqrt{\log_3{6}}</math> is also greater than 2. ~chrisdiamond10 | ||
− | ==Solution 2== | + | === Solution 2 === |
<math>\sqrt{\log_2{6}+\log_3{6}} = \sqrt{\log_2{2}+\log_2{3}+\log_3{2}+\log_3{3}}=\sqrt{2+\log_2{3}+\log_3{2}}</math>. If we call <math>\log_2{3} = x</math>, then we have | <math>\sqrt{\log_2{6}+\log_3{6}} = \sqrt{\log_2{2}+\log_2{3}+\log_3{2}+\log_3{3}}=\sqrt{2+\log_2{3}+\log_3{2}}</math>. If we call <math>\log_2{3} = x</math>, then we have | ||
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~JHawk0224 | ~JHawk0224 | ||
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https://youtu.be/0xgTR3UEqbQ | https://youtu.be/0xgTR3UEqbQ | ||
Revision as of 13:29, 19 January 2021
Problem
Which of the following is the value of
Solutions
Solution 1 (Logic)
Using the knowledge of the powers of and , we know that is greater than and is greater than . So that means . Since is the only option greater than , it's the answer. ~Baolan
Answer Choice E is also greater than but it’s obvious that it’s too big.
~Solasky (first edit on wiki!)
Specifically, verify Choice E is too big by squaring the expression in the question and squaring choice (E) and then comparing.
Actually, this solution is incomplete, as is also greater than 2. ~chrisdiamond10
Solution 2
. If we call , then we have
. So our answer is .
~JHawk0224
Video Solution
~IceMatrix
See Also
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