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    Question Square root

    Hi,

    I'm curious why 2 divided by the square root of 2 is equal to 2? I can't seem to find any answers online.

    Sincerely,
    Olivia
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    Re: Square root

    It is not. $\dfrac{2}{\sqrt{2}} = \dfrac{(\sqrt{2})^2}{\sqrt{2}} = \dfrac{\sqrt{2}\cancel{\sqrt{2}}}{\cancel{\sqrt{2} }} = \sqrt{2}$
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    Re: Square root

    Quote Originally Posted by otownsend View Post
    I'm curious why 2 divided by the square root of 2 is equal to 2?
    sqrt(2) times sqrt(2) = 2 (not divided by)

    Unless things are different in Toronto
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    Re: Square root

    Things are certainly not different in Toronto. Thanks for your help!
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    Re: Square root

    What's the similarity between the Toronto Blue Jays
    and the Toronto Maple Leafs?

    Ottawa answer: they both can't play hockey
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    Re: Square root

    Quote Originally Posted by otownsend View Post
    Hi,

    I'm curious why 2 divided by the square root of 2 is equal to 2? I can't seem to find any answers online.

    Sincerely,
    Olivia
    "2 divided by the square root of 2" is not equal to 2! it is, as other said here, equal to square root of 2.
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