GMAT Question of the Day – PS – Exponents Puzzle 4

GMAT Question of the Day

GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – Exponents

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A. 10^{12,000,000}

B. 10^{6,000,000}

C. 10^{3,000,000}

D. 10^{600,000}

E. 10^{300,000}

GMAT Question of the Day Solution (scroll down if you only want the correct answer)

This question of the day presents an exponents work-out. First rule of GMAT: Know your fundamentals! Do you really know your exponent rules? The GMAT will push you to the limits.

Here’s a little trick: If you get confused on a question with gigantic numbers, use smaller numbers to figure out the rules.

In this case notice that we are raising to a power. That means that all of the exponents need to be multiplied. So 3*1000*1000*2 = 6,000,000.

The answer is 10^6,000,000.

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Additional Challenging GMAT Exponents Examples

Here’s a GMAT exponents puzzle from the GMAT Official Guide that almost always comes up in tutoring sessions:

If n is a positive integer and n^2 is divisible by 72, then the largest positive integer that must divide n is

And an exponents challenge from GMAT Question of the Day 

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