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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## If 5 is approximately equal to 2^(2.322), which of the follo tagged by: fskilnik@GMATH ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### GMAT/MBA Expert ## If 5 is approximately equal to 2^(2.322), which of the follo ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult GMATH practice exercise (Quant Class 12) Answer: _____(B)___ _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator ( Math for the GMAT) English-speakers :: https://www.gmath.net Portuguese-speakers :: https://www.gmath.com.br ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Oct 2010 Posted: 1449 messages Followed by: 32 members Upvotes: 59 fskilnik@GMATH wrote: GMATH practice exercise (Quant Class 12) $${2^{2.322}} \cong 5\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,{\left( {{2^{2.322}}} \right)^{0.5}} = {5^{0.5}}\left( * \right)$$ $${{{2^{ - 5}} \cdot \root 3 \of {{{10}^2}} } \over {\root 6 \of {10} \cdot {2^x}}} = 1\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,{{\root 3 \of {{{10}^2}} } \over {\root 6 \of {10} }} = {{{2^x}} \over {{2^{ - 5}}}}$$ $$?\,\, \cong \,\,x\,\,$$ $${{\root 3 \of {{{10}^2}} } \over {\root 6 \of {10} }} = {{\root {3 \cdot 2} \of {{{10}^{2 \cdot 2}}} } \over {\root 6 \of {10} }} = \root 6 \of {{{10}^3}} = \sqrt {10}$$ $$\left. \matrix{ \sqrt {10} = {2^{0.5}} \cdot {5^{0.5}}\mathop = \limits^{\left( * \right)} {2^{0.5}} \cdot {2^{1.161}} = {2^{1.661}}\,\, \hfill \cr {{{2^x}} \over {{2^{ - 5}}}} = {2^{x + 5}} \hfill \cr} \right\}\,\,\,\,\,\,\mathop \Rightarrow \limits^{2\, \ne \, - 1,0,1} \,\,\,\,x + 5 = 1.661\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,? = x = - 3.339$$ The correct answer is (B). We follow the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio. _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator ( Math for the GMAT) English-speakers :: https://www.gmath.net Portuguese-speakers :: https://www.gmath.com.br • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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