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# For how many integers x is 3^x = x^3 ?

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For how many integers $$x$$ is $$3^x$$ = $$x^3$$?

A) None
B) One
C) Two
D) Three
E) More than three

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07 Dec 2019, 05:15
CAMANISHPARMAR wrote:
For how many integers $$x$$ is $$3^x$$ = $$x^3$$?

A) None
B) One
C) Two
D) Three
E) More than three

only possible case x=3

IMO B
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08 Dec 2019, 00:24
2 cases are possible
0 and 3

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08 Dec 2019, 02:39
Psyllium9 wrote:
2 cases are possible
0 and 3

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If $$x$$ = 0 then after substituting for x we get on the L.H.S "one" (i.e. for $$3^x$$) which is not equal to "zero" (i.e. for $$x^3$$)

Hence $$x$$ = 0 is not possible
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