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Find the greatest integer:

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Find the greatest integer

a) \(10^{10} + 2^{100}\)

b) \(100^{10} + 2^{10}\)

c) \((100 + 2 ) ^{10}\)


Can anyone suggest me the efficient way to solve this question?
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sandesh10 wrote:
Find the greatest integer

a) \(10^{10} + 2^{100}\)

b) \(100^{10} + 2^{10}\)

c) \((100 + 2 ) ^{10}\)


Can anyone suggest me the efficient way to solve this question?



Hi...

The easiest way would be..
Compare a and B..


a) \(10^{10} + 2^{100}\)

b) \(100^{10} + 2^{10}= (10^{10})^{10}+2^{10}=10^{100}+2^{10}\)

Now when you compare two 10^{100} is way GREATER than 2^{100} as compared to 10^{10} and 2^{10} ..

Otherwise a exact way would be...

a) \(10^{10} + 2^{100}=10^{10}+(2^{10})^10=10^{10}+1024^{10}=10^{10}+10^{30}~10^30\)

b) \(100^{10} + 2^{10}=10^{100}+10^3\)

SO B is clearly the bigger one

Now let's compare B and C

c) \((100 + 2 ) ^{10}\)
When you expand it 100^{10}+100^9*2^1+.....+2^10

So here C is bigger..

Also

b) \(100^{10} + 2^{10}~100^{10}\)

c) \((100 + 2 ) ^{10}=102^{10}\)

C wins
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