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If z > 0 is z^(1/3) > z^(1/2) ?

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If z > 0 is z^(1/3) > z^(1/2) ?

(1) z^(1/2) > z
(2) z^(1/3) > z^(2/3)

Originally posted by pran21 on 15 Aug 2014, 23:29.
Last edited by Bunuel on 16 Aug 2014, 02:10, edited 1 time in total.
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if z>0 is z^(1/3) > z^(1/2) ?
since z>0, raise both the sides to the power of 6
z^(1/3*6)>z^(1/2*3)
z^2>z^3
it is possible only when z<1 (given that z>0)
so we need to find whether z<1

statement 1:

z^(1/2) > z
it is possible only when x<1
sufficient

statement 2:

z^(1/3) > z^(2/3)
given that x>0, it is possible only when x<1
sufficient

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If z > 0 is z^(1/3) > z^(1/2) ?

For \(\sqrt[3]{z}\) to be greater than \(\sqrt{z}\), z must be between 0 and 1. If z is more than or equal to 1, then the cube root from z will obviously be less than or equal to the square root of z. For example:

\((\sqrt[3]{\frac{1}{64}}=\frac{1}{4})>(\sqrt{\frac{1}{64}}=\frac{1}{8})\).

\((\sqrt[3]{64}=4)<(\sqrt{64}=8)\).

(1) z^(1/2) > z --> \(\sqrt{z}>z\) --> 0 < z < 1. Sufficient.

(2) z^(1/3) > z^(2/3) --> \(\sqrt[3]{z}> (\sqrt[3]{z})^2\) --> since z > 0, then \(0 < \sqrt[3]{z} < 1\) --> 0 < z < 1. Sufficient.

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