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# x>1

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x>1 [#permalink]  12 Aug 2019, 02:10
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$$x > 1$$

 Quantity A Quantity B $$2^x$$ $$x^2$$

A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: x>1 [#permalink]  12 Aug 2019, 09:05
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Carcass wrote:
$$x > 1$$

 Quantity A Quantity B $$2^x$$ $$x^2$$

A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

We can solve this question by testing values

case i x = 2. Plug x = 2 into expressions to get:
Quantity A: $$2^x=2^2=4$$
Quantity B: $$x^2=2^2=4$$
In this case, the two quantities are equal

case ii x = 3. Plug x = 3 into expressions to get:
Quantity A: $$2^x=2^3=8$$
Quantity B: $$x^2=3^2=9$$
In this case, quantity B is greater

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Re: x>1 [#permalink]  17 Aug 2019, 02:20
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If x= 2, then 2^2 < 3^2
If x=4 , then 2^4 = 4^2

So, ans is D
Re: x>1   [#permalink] 17 Aug 2019, 02:20
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