here's the problem.

i don't know how to solve this (Shake), can you help me? thanks.

$\displaystyle \frac{(^4\sqrt{4b^4})+(^4\sqrt{9b^4}-(\sqrt{12a^2}-(^4\sqrt{64a^4}+(\sqrt{20a^2}-(\sqrt{5b^2})}{b-2a}^{-1}$

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- Mar 28th 2009, 02:45 AMprincess_21[SOLVED] roots
here's the problem.

i don't know how to solve this (Shake), can you help me? thanks.

$\displaystyle \frac{(^4\sqrt{4b^4})+(^4\sqrt{9b^4}-(\sqrt{12a^2}-(^4\sqrt{64a^4}+(\sqrt{20a^2}-(\sqrt{5b^2})}{b-2a}^{-1}$ - Mar 28th 2009, 03:21 AMearboth
The first exemple must be an olympic exercise:

$\displaystyle \left(\dfrac{\sqrt[4]{4b^4} + \sqrt[4]{9b^4}-\sqrt{12a^2}-\sqrt[4]{64a^4} + \sqrt{20a^2} - \sqrt{5b^2}}{b-2a} \right)^{-1} = $

$\displaystyle \left(\dfrac{b\sqrt{2} + b\sqrt{3}-2a\sqrt{3}-2a\sqrt{2} + 2a\sqrt{5} - b\sqrt{5}}{b-2a} \right)^{-1} = $

$\displaystyle \left(\dfrac{b \left(\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}\right)-2a \left(\sqrt{3}+\sqrt{2} - \sqrt{5}\right) }{b-2a} \right)^{-1} = $

$\displaystyle \left(\dfrac{ \left(\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}\right)(b-2a) }{b-2a} \right)^{-1} = \dfrac1{\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}}$

Now eliminate the square roots in the denominator:

$\displaystyle \dfrac1{\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}} \cdot \dfrac{\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}+\sqrt{5}}{\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}+\sqrt{5}} = \dfrac{\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}+\sqrt{5}}{2+2\sqrt{6}+3-5} = $

$\displaystyle \dfrac{\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}+\sqrt{5}}{2\sqrt{6}} = \dfrac1{12} \cdot \left(2\sqrt{3}+3\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{30} \right)$

phooo!

The next exemple is much easier. Show your work and I'M going to help you if you don't succeed. (You should get $\displaystyle 2\sqrt{6}$) - Mar 28th 2009, 03:39 AMprincess_21
- Mar 28th 2009, 05:19 AMearboth
I'll show you how to do the second question, but if I shall help you I must know what exactly is confusing you.

Ooooh, I finally found your question in the quoted calculations.

If you have $\displaystyle \left(\dfrac{\sqrt[4]{4b^4} + \sqrt[4]{9b^4}-\sqrt{12a^2}-\sqrt[4]{64a^4} + \sqrt{20a^2} - \sqrt{5b^2}}{b-2a} \right)^{-1} = $ then you can simplify

$\displaystyle \sqrt[4]{4b^4} = (2^2 \cdot b^4)^{\frac14} = 2^{\frac24} \cdot b^{\frac44} = b\cdot 2^{\frac12} = b\cdot \sqrt{2}$

Apply similar transformations with all summands in the numerator and you'll get the next line of my calculations.

And now the 2nd question:

$\displaystyle \left(\dfrac{a}{\sqrt{2}} \div (2a\sqrt{3})\right)^{-1} = \left(\dfrac{a}{\sqrt{2}} \cdot \dfrac1{2a\sqrt{3}}\right)^{-1} =$ $\displaystyle \left(\dfrac1{2\sqrt{6}} \right)^{-1} = 2\sqrt{6}$ - Mar 28th 2009, 05:31 AMprincess_21
yes understand the second equation. I don't understand the first equation. My teacher told me that I need to change all the index so they can be combined. I change them all as fourth root by raising all square root to 2. is that correct?

- Mar 28th 2009, 05:39 AMearboth
- Mar 28th 2009, 05:50 AMprincess_21
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...4ef637fc-1.gif

Ok I got it. but I don't understand why $\displaystyle \frac{\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3} +\sqrt{5}}{2\sqrt{6}}= \frac{1}{12}$ - Mar 28th 2009, 05:57 AMearboth
Unfortunately you quoted me wrong:

$\displaystyle

\dfrac{\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}+\sqrt{5}}{2\sqrt{6}} = \dfrac{{\color{red}\bold{\sqrt{6}}} (\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}+\sqrt{5})}{2\sqrt{6} \cdot {\color{red}\bold{\sqrt{6}}}} = \dfrac{\sqrt{12}+\sqrt{18} + \sqrt{30}}{12} =$ $\displaystyle \dfrac1{12} \cdot \left(2\sqrt{3}+3\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{30} \right)

$ - Mar 28th 2009, 06:26 AMprincess_21
yeah I got it thanks

I'll try to continue from here

$\displaystyle \frac{2\sqrt{3}+3\sqrt{2}+\sqrt{30}}{12} * (2\sqrt{6})$

$\displaystyle \frac{4\sqrt{18}+6\sqrt{12}+2\sqrt{180}}{12}$

$\displaystyle \frac{12\sqrt{2}+12\sqrt{3}+12\sqrt{5}}{12}$

is this correct? - Mar 28th 2009, 06:34 AMearboth
Honestly, I don't know what you did and why?

All my calculations were necessary to get a rational denominator. Thus I multiplied numerator and denominator by $\displaystyle \sqrt{6}$ which I marked in red. That means I didn't change the value of the quotient.

$\displaystyle 2\cdot \sqrt{6}\cdot \sqrt{6} = 12$

The product of the numerator and $\displaystyle \sqrt{6}$ is

$\displaystyle \sqrt{12}+\sqrt{18} + \sqrt{30} = \sqrt{4 \cdot 3}+\sqrt{9 \cdot 2} + \sqrt{30}$ which I simplified to

$\displaystyle 2\sqrt{3}+3\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{30}$

That's all. - Mar 28th 2009, 06:55 AMprincess_21

the two attachments are just one question the first one multiplied by the second one.

this is the original equation. I multiplied the answers.

- Mar 28th 2009, 07:01 AMearboth