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If 3^(-x) + 3^(-x) + 3^(-x) = 1, what is the value of x? [#permalink] 00:00

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If $$3^{-x}+3^{-x}+3^{-x}=1$$, what is the value of x?

A. -1
B. -1/2
C. 1/3
D. 1/2
E. 1

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The expression above can be rewritten as $$3*3^{-x}=1$$.

Then, each number to the power of zero is equal to 1, thus we can rewrite 1 as 3^0 and we get $$3^{1-x}=3^0$$.

Finally, in order to have the two sides of the equation equal, it must be that the exponents are equal, i.e. $$1-x=0$$. From which we get x = 1. Re: If 3^(-x) + 3^(-x) + 3^(-x) = 1, what is the value of x?   [#permalink] 06 Nov 2017, 05:57
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