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# To the nearest thousand what is the value of a=

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To the nearest thousand what is the value of a= [#permalink]

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06 Dec 2003, 14:59
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To the nearest thousand what is the value of

a= 3^(1/1998)+ 3 ^(-(1/1998) )

a. 0
b. 2
c. 10
d sqrt3
e. 4

you've got 90 seconds to solve this and unlimited time to explain the

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06 Dec 2003, 16:07
stoolfi wrote:
3^0+3^0=2

B?

right again.

do you think ,we needed nearest "thousandth" here, instead

of nearest thousand

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06 Dec 2003, 16:25
I agree, but better still would be to say which answer is closest to the following equation.

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07 Dec 2003, 05:49
praetorian123 wrote:
stoolfi wrote:
3^0+3^0=2

B?

right again.

do you think ,we needed nearest "thousandth" here, instead

of nearest thousand

The question should be simply:

The <equation> is approximately:
a
b
c
d
e
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AkamaiBrah
Former Senior Instructor, Manhattan GMAT and VeritasPrep
Vice President, Midtown NYC Investment Bank, Structured Finance IT
MFE, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Class of 2005
MBA, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Class of 1993

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