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# Powers question watch

1. why is x^n never proportional to x^n-2?
2. (Original post by IDontKnowReally)
why is x^n never proportional to x^n-2?
Assuming x has to take all possible values and that you're talking about directly proportional, and n is a constant; then, if they were proportional, then one divided by the other would be a constant,

But clearly , which isn't a constant.
3. (Original post by ghostwalker)
Assuming x has to take all possible values and that you're talking about directly proportional, and n is a constant; then, if they were proportional, then one divided by the other would be a constant,

But clearly , which isn't a constant.
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