__The following questions can be answered in the next four days!__

Hi, everyone! Here are some brand new questions to answer!

## Questions

1. Suppose that **a** and **b** are real numbers.

If $ \frac{a}{2} + \frac{b}{2^2} + \frac{a}{2^3} + \frac{b}{2^4} + \cdots + \frac{a}{2^{(2n-1)}} + \frac{b}{2^{(2n)}} + \cdots = 3 $

Then, what is the value of $ a + b $?[40 points]

2. On a two-dimensional plane, where do $ y = 4^x $ and $ y = 2^{(3x+2)} $ intersect? [45 points]*No lucky prime hint today. Though, you can still guess it!*

## Answers for last time

**For number 1:** All answers correct! Congratulations, 3primetime3!

(A) False. sin 50° = cos 40° > cos 50°

(B) False. tan 50° > tan 45° = 1, and cos 50° < 1

(C) True. tan 50° = sin 50°/cos 50° < 1/cos 50° = sec 50°

(D) True. sin 230° = − sin 50°, cos 230° = − cos 50°

sin 50° > cos50° ⇒ − sin 50° < − cos50°

⇒ sin 230° < cos 230°

(E) False. tan 230° = tan 50°, cot 230° = cot 50°

∴ tan 230° > cot 230°

Originally this is the method that I used (without converting to radian), but I think 3primetime3's method of converting to radian is certainly a lot more efficient!

**For number 2:** Extended to be answered in this period.

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