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If x and y are positive integers, is 4x – 7y < 0?

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If x and y are positive integers, is \(4^x – 7^y < 0\)?

(1) \(16^x + 1 < 49^y\)

(2) \(x > y\)
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If x and y are positive integers, is \(4^x – 7^y < 0\)?

(1) \(16^x + 1 < 49^y\)
Let us modify the statement
\(16^x + 1 < 49^y..........16^x-49^y<-1.......4^{2x}-7^{2y}<-1......(4^x-7^y)(4^x+7^y)<-1\)
Now, x and y are positive, so \(4^x+7^y>0\). This means\(4^x-7^y<0\)
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(2) \(x > y\)
x is 100 and y is 1, ans is NO
x is 100 and y is 99, ans is YES
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