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To the nearest thousand what is the value of a=

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To the nearest thousand what is the value of a= [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2003, 13:59
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To the nearest thousand what is the value of

a= 3^(1/1998)+ 3 ^(-(1/1998) )


a. 0
b. 2
c. 10
d sqrt3
e. 4

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2003, 15:07
stoolfi wrote:
3^0+3^0=2

B?


right again.

do you think ,we needed nearest "thousandth" here, instead

of nearest thousand
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2003, 15:25
I agree, but better still would be to say which answer is closest to the following equation.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2003, 04:49
praetorian123 wrote:
stoolfi wrote:
3^0+3^0=2

B?


right again.

do you think ,we needed nearest "thousandth" here, instead

of nearest thousand


The question should be simply:

The <equation> is approximately:
a
b
c
d
e
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  [#permalink] 07 Dec 2003, 04:49
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