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    Patterns And Inductive Reasoning

    Here is the problem:

    Show the conjecture is false by finding a counterexample.
    The square root of a number x is always less than x

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    Quote Originally Posted by purple3000 View Post
    Here is the problem:

    Show the conjecture is false by finding a counterexample.
    The square root of a number x is always less than x

    Thank You!!

    Please Help Me As Soon As Possible!!

    I am Desperate!!
    how about x = 1/4

    what does this have to do with geometry?

    how did i come up with that? i knew that 0 < x < 1 works, but if you didn't, just solve for it. you wanted \sqrt x > x
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