Perhaps I went about it incorrectly...
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So ab = 12. I figured this out by removing the exponents from both sides, knowing that the bases on both sides would become equal; seeing that this is math, magic isn't allowed.
So I ask, what are the intermediary steps between: that math allows?
Originally Posted by Hellbent So I ask, what are the intermediary steps between: that math allows? What you did is correct! Magic isn't allowed, but intuition is. We compare the bases: if ,
then , and . It's purely deductive. (It's the same way we compare the coefficients of polynomials).
Last edited by TheCoffeeMachine; Dec 30th 2010 at 02:11 PM.
Originally Posted by Hellbent Hi,
Perhaps I went about it incorrectly... Since and are positive integers,
which is a multiple of 432 and is also an integer.
Multiples of 432 are
We have a hit.
Last edited by Archie Meade; Jan 1st 2011 at 04:55 PM.
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