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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Originally Posted by matgrl 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? Without knowing the background to this question, post #2 is all you can reasonably expect to get ....
I am not allowed to. I obviously know which one is bigger using a calculator. This is problem solving
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.
Hello, matgrl! We have: . . . . Square: . . . . . . . . . . . . . Square: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Square: . . . . . . . . . Since 528 < 729, the original statement is: .
Last edited by Soroban; Nov 3rd 2010 at 09:22 AM.
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?
Originally Posted by matgrl How exactly does the 4 square root of 33 = 528? Look again at what was done: 4SQRT(33) was squared; 4 squared = 16; SQRT(33) squared = 33 : 16 * 33 = 528
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