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If, x = 300^(1/4) then which of the following is true?

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If \(x = \sqrt[4]{300}\) then which of the following is true?

A. 3 < x < 3.5
B. 3.5 < x < 4
C. 4 < x < 4.5
D. 4.5 < x < 5
E. 5 < x < 5.5
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or maybe
x^4=300:
X ^2= 10 √3 ±17
Therefore X =√17= 4 something

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Hi All,

The prior explanations show how X would have to be greater than 4, but if you're not perfectly clear on whether X is greater than 4.5 or not, then here's how to mathematically prove it without doing too much extra work...

4.5 = 9/2

(9/2)^4 =
(9)(9)(9)(9)/(2)(2)(2)(2) =
(9)(9)(9)(9)/16 =
(81)(81)/16

81/16 = about 5 (it's actually a little more than 5, but I'm going to round down to 5).

So the above fraction is essentially just....

(81)(5) = 405 (actually a little bigger than that). This is far GREATER than 300, so 4.5 is TOO BIG. This confirms the range/correct answer.

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