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x is an integer.

Quantity A
Quantity B
\(\frac{1}{100^x}\)
\(\frac{1}{99^x}\)


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: x is an integer. [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2017, 02:40
Here the answer depends on x being positive or negative. In the case x is positive, quantity B is greater since it has the smaller denominator. If x were negative, we would have to compare the reciprocals and since 100 > 99, quantity A would be greater.

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Re: x is an integer. [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2018, 12:50
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Also x can be 0, and both answers can be equal.
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Re: x is an integer. [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2018, 01:25
Also x can be 0, and both answers can be equal.
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