• Sep 9th 2008, 01:12 PM
cecij22
I need help with this problem:

(sqroot 5)*(sqroot .0025)/(sqroot .0009)
• Sep 9th 2008, 01:15 PM
Matt Westwood
$\displaystyle \frac {\sqrt 5 \sqrt{.0025}}{\sqrt {.0009}}$

$\displaystyle = \sqrt {\frac {5 \times .0025}{.0009}}$

$\displaystyle = \sqrt {\frac {5 \times 25}{9}}$

$\displaystyle = \sqrt 5 {\frac {5}{3}}$

... I think.
• Sep 9th 2008, 01:17 PM
Shyam
Quote:

Originally Posted by cecij22
I need help with this problem:

(sqroot 5)*(sqroot .0025)/(sqroot .0009)

$\displaystyle =\frac{\sqrt{5}\times \sqrt{0.0025}}{\sqrt{0.0009}}$

$\displaystyle =\frac{\sqrt{5}\times 0.05}{0.03}$

$\displaystyle =\frac{\sqrt{5}\times 5}{3}$

$\displaystyle =\frac{5\sqrt{5}}{3}$
• Sep 9th 2008, 02:15 PM
cecij22
Wouldn't the $\displaystyle \sqrt{5}$ also get multiplied by 100 when you multiply to get rid of the decimal points?
• Sep 9th 2008, 02:19 PM
11rdc11
yes
• Sep 9th 2008, 02:28 PM
Matt Westwood
No

$\displaystyle \frac {\sqrt 5 \times 0.05}{0.03} = \frac {\sqrt 5 \times 5 \times 0.01}{3 \times 0.01}$

You only got one 0.01 on top and bottom to cancel with each other.
• Sep 9th 2008, 02:33 PM
11rdc11
oops thanks for pointing that out
• Sep 10th 2008, 06:31 AM
cecij22
Ohhhh...I get it. Thank you everyone for all your help.