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If h(x) = 2x^3 – 3 and h(m) = –19, what is the value of m?

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Bunuel wrote:
If \(h(x) = 2x^3 - 3\) and \(h(m) = -19\), what is the value of m?

(A) –3
(B) –2
(C) 2
(D) 6,856
(E) 6,862


If
\(h(x) = 2x^3 - 3\)
then
\(h(m) = 2m^3 - 3\)
and
\(h(m) = -19\)

So
\(2m^3 - 3 = -19\)
\(m=-2\) fits the equation

\(2*(-8) - 3 = -19\)
\(-16-3 = -19\)
\(-19 = -19\)

Thus, B
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h(x) = 2*x^3 − 3 and h(m) = −19
m = ?

Now,
-19 = 2*m^3 − 3
-16 = 2*m^3
-8 = m^3
m = -2

Hence, B.
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Re: If h(x) = 2x^3 – 3 and h(m) = –19, what is the value of m?  [#permalink]

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Bunuel wrote:
If \(h(x) = 2x^3 - 3\) and \(h(m) = -19\), what is the value of m?

(A) –3
(B) –2
(C) 2
(D) 6,856
(E) 6,862


\(h(x) = 2x^3 - 3\) and \(h(m) = -19\)

=> \(2m^3 - 3 = -19\)

=> \(2m^3 = -19 + 3 = -16\)

=> \(m^3 = -8\)

=> m = -2

Hence option B
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New post 27 Jul 2018, 04:50
h(x) = 2x^3-3
h(m) = -19

h(m) = 2m^3-3
2m^3-3 = -19
2m^3 = -19+3
2m^3 = -16
m^3 = -16/2
m^3 = -8
m = -2

Hence IMO B
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Bunuel wrote:
If \(h(x) = 2x^3 - 3\) and \(h(m) = -19\), what is the value of m?

(A) –3
(B) –2
(C) 2
(D) 6,856
(E) 6,862


2m^3-3 = -19
2m^3 = -19+3 = -16
m^3 = -8
m=-2

IMO B
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