Are the two numbers

square root of 3 + and square root of 11 and

square root of 5 + square root of 8 equal? If not, which is larger?

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- November 2nd 2010, 05:30 PMmatgrlProblem Solving #3
**Are the two numbers**

square root of 3 + and square root of 11 and

square root of 5 + square root of 8 equal? If not, which is larger?

- November 2nd 2010, 06:06 PMWilmer
Use calculator.

- November 2nd 2010, 06:46 PMmr fantastic
- November 3rd 2010, 05:42 AMmatgrl
I am not allowed to. I obviously know which one is bigger using a calculator. This is problem solving

- November 3rd 2010, 05:43 AMmatgrl
I know I need to set an equation making these vairbales equal to each other. Then I need to square this equation but this is all I know.

- November 3rd 2010, 08:09 AMSoroban
Hello, matgrl!

Quote:

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Since 528 < 729, the original statement is: .

- November 3rd 2010, 02:28 PMmatgrl
This is great! Once again thank you :)

I have a question on the way you did your square roots. How exactly does the 4 square root of 33 = 528? I am not sure how to do this...could you show me? - November 3rd 2010, 04:14 PMWilmer