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 Question from Humaira, a student: 211basex=152base8

Humaira,

Step 1: Convert $152_8$ to base 10.

Step 2: Apply the same procedure to $211_x$ to write it in base 10.

Step 3: The results of step 1 and step 2 are the same base 10 number. Solve for $x.$

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