anonymous
  • anonymous
will the expression 5/x always be less than5 explain
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katieb
  • katieb
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myininaya
  • myininaya
false: counterexample: x=5^-2 so we 5/(5^-2)=5(5)^2=125>5
anonymous
  • anonymous
i am in the 7th grade i don't understand your repy, plz help
myininaya
  • myininaya
do you know law of exponents?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
no
myininaya
  • myininaya
ok what happens of x=0.1 what is 5/x=____
myininaya
  • myininaya
if*
myininaya
  • myininaya
what is 5/(0.1)=____
anonymous
  • anonymous
what is 5 divided by 0.1?
myininaya
  • myininaya
yes
myininaya
  • myininaya
5/(0.1) you could multiply the top and bottom by 10 and if you did what is this fraction equivalent to____
myininaya
  • myininaya
what is 5*10=____
anonymous
  • anonymous
50
myininaya
  • myininaya
what is 0.1*10=___
anonymous
  • anonymous
.10
myininaya
  • myininaya
no 0.1*10=1 0.01*10=0.1 0.001*10=0.01 what is 0.0001*10=____
anonymous
  • anonymous
is that divided?
myininaya
  • myininaya
* means multiply
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok so the answer would be no because it can be broken down in a simpler form
myininaya
  • myininaya
i don't know what you are talking about, but the question is 5/x always less than 5 is false. A counterexample would be for x=0.1 since 5/(0.1)=5/(0.1)*(10/10)=50/1=50 and 50>5
myininaya
  • myininaya
there are many different counterexamples
myininaya
  • myininaya
but you only need one
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok so it can be many other examples
myininaya
  • myininaya
there are some examples that will show this is true( so the always part is false since there are also examples showing that the statement is false)
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you is math your favorite subject?
myininaya
  • myininaya
yes lol
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok great thank you, i have tons of other questions to finish
myininaya
  • myininaya
ok have fun
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok

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