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# Which of the following is a value of x for which x^11 - x^9

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Which of the following is a value of x for which x^11 - x^9 > 0 ?

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

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Which of the following is a value of x for which x^11 - x^9 > 0 ?

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

$$x^{11} - x^9 > 0$$ --> $$x^9(x^2-1)>0$$ --> $$(x+1)x^9(x-1)>0$$ --> roots are -1, 0 and 1 --> $$-1<x<0$$ or $$x>1$$. Only C fits.

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