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    ratios with a twist

    Q: Divide 6705 in the ratio √2: √8


    Its the sqaure root of 2 and 8 I dont get.

    Thanks in advance.
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    \sqrt{8}=\sqrt{4\times2}=\sqrt{4}\times\sqrt{2}=2\  sqrt{2}

    So the ratio can be re-expressed:

    \sqrt{2}:\sqrt{8}
    =\sqrt{2}:2\sqrt{2}
    =1:2

    So we need to 6705 into 3 portions...

    6705 into 3 is 2235 in each portion

    So dividing 6705 into a ratio of 1:2 would mean:

    2235:4470
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    Quote Originally Posted by isuckatmaths View Post
    Q: Divide 6705 in the ratio √2: √8


    Its the sqaure root of 2 and 8 I dont get.

    Thanks in advance.

    √2: √8 = 1 / 2
    now try this
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    Thanks alot, that makes sense
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