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Given 2^(4x) = 1600, what is the value of [2^(x-1)]^4

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Given \(2^{4x} = 1600\), what is the value of \(\frac{[2^{(x-1)}]^4}{[2^x]^2}\)

A. 2
B. 5/2
C. 5
D. 25/4
E. 24

Originally posted by fozzzy on 17 Jun 2013, 06:07.
Last edited by Bunuel on 17 Jun 2013, 06:18, edited 1 time in total.
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fozzzy wrote:
Given \(2^{4x} = 1600\), what is the value of \(\frac{[2^{(x-1)}]^4}{[2^x]^2}\)

A. 2
B. 5/2
C. 5
D. 25/4
E. 24


We can simplify the question:

2^(4x - 4)/2^(2x)

2^(4x - 4 - 2x)

2^(2x - 4)

2^(2x)/2^4

We know that 2^4 = 16, and notice that 2^(2x) = √2^(4x). Thus

√2^(4x) = √1600

2^(2x) = 40

Thus, 2^(2x)/2^4 = 40/16 = 5/2.

Answer: B
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fozzzy wrote:
Given \(2^{4x} = 1600\), what is the value of \(\frac{[2^{(x-1)}]^4}{[2^x]^2}\)

A. 2
B. 5/2
C. 5
D. 25/4
E. 24


\(\frac{[2^{(x-1)}]^4}{[2^x]^2}\)

which can be written as

2^{4x - 4 -2x}

2^2x-4

2^2x/16 ---------(a)

\(2^{4x} = 1600\)

2^4x = 40^2

2^{4x*1/2} = 40 ^2*1/2

2^2x = 40

Lets put the value in (a)

40/16 = 5/2

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fozzzy wrote:
Given \(2^{4x} = 1600\), what is the value of \(\frac{[2^{(x-1)}]^4}{[2^x]^2}\)

A. 2
B. 5/2
C. 5
D. 25/4
E. 24


I need to improve my speed on these questions... Took me 5 minutes because I made careless mistakes and had to re-do the question 3 times.

My reasoning:

We can simply both equations to get the values we need.

\(\frac{[2^{(x-1)}]^4}{[2^x]^2} = \frac{[2^{(4x-4)}]}{[2^x]^2} = \frac{[2^{4x}] +[2^{-4}]}{[2^2x]}\)

From \(2^{4x} = 1600\) we can square both sides by \(\frac{1}{2}\) to get \(2^{2x} = 40\)

Plugging everything back into the question we get

\(\frac{1600}{40*16}\) = \(\frac{5}{2}\)
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