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On a scale that measures the intensity of a certain phenomenon, a reading of n + 1 corresponds to an intensity that is 10 times the intensity corresponding to a reading of n. On that scale, the intensity corresponding to a reading of 8 is how many times as great as the intensity corresponding to a reading of 3 ?

(A) 5
(B) 50
(C) 10^5
(D) 5^10
(E) 8^10-3^1O

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Re: ps [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2012, 11:30
On a scale that measures the intensity of a certain phenomenon, a reading of n + 1 corresponds to an intensity that is 10 times the intensity corresponding to a reading of n. On that scale, the intensity corresponding to a reading of 8 is how many times as great as the intensity corresponding to a reading of 3 ?

Intensity of 8 = 10 *intensity of 7 = 10 * 10 *intensity of 6 = 10*10*10 *intensity of 5 = 10*10*10*10 *intensity of 4 = 10*10*10*10*10 *intensity of 3 = 10^5 *intensity of 3

So, Answer will be C

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