Thread: i am lousy at math~ plz help mi solve!

1. i am lousy at math~ plz help mi solve!

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2. Originally Posted by xiaoz
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OPS~ how to put picture?!?!?!?!
When creating a post scroll down past the text editor window,
you will see a button marked manage attachments, click on
it and it will allow you to upload a jpg attachment.

RonL

3. kk. thxz .. here is questions i dunno.. i am confuse at math tis yr!!

4. they say canot use calculator.. i dunno how to do the working.. my math fail badly too.. HELP!

5. 1.a Evaluate:

$\displaystyle \sqrt{1\frac{11}{25}}$

first change what is under the root symbol from a mixed number to an
improper fraction:

$\displaystyle \sqrt{1\frac{11}{25}}=\sqrt{\frac{36}{25}}=\frac{ \sqrt {36}}{\sqrt{25}}$

You should now be able to complete this without a calculator as
both $\displaystyle 36$ and $\displaystyle 25$ are perfect squares.

RonL

6. o.. i find out the answer liao... is 6 over 5.. thx!!

1b.. explain plz..

7. 1.b Evaluate $\displaystyle \sqrt{2120}$ without a calculator given that

$\displaystyle \sqrt{2.12}=1.456$ and $\displaystyle \sqrt{21.2}=4.004$.

We want to write $\displaystyle 2120$ as a product of a square and one of
the number we are given the square root of. Now:

$\displaystyle 2120=1000 \times 2.12$,

and

$\displaystyle 2120=100 \times 21.2$.

$\displaystyle 1000$ is not the square of an integer, but $\displaystyle 100=10^2$. So we can write:

$\displaystyle \sqrt{2120}=\sqrt{100 \times 21.2}=\sqrt{100}\times \sqrt{21.2}$.

RonL

8. 1.c Evaluate without a calculator:

$\displaystyle \left(-\frac{1}{216}\right)^{-2/3}$

Now:

$\displaystyle \left(-\frac{1}{216}\right)^{-2/3}=\frac{1}{(-\frac{1}{216})^{2/3}}$$\displaystyle =\frac{1}{((-\frac{1}{216})^{1/3})^2}=\frac{1}{((-\frac{1}{(216)^{1/3}}))^2}$

Now this can be evaluated from the innermost brackets outward, as 216 is
a perfect cube (of a small number which you can find by trial and error).

RonL

9. Hello,xiaoz!

Here's #6 . . .

6(a) Solve the inequality: $\displaystyle 5 \;< \;6x - 13 \;< \;7$
We have: .$\displaystyle 5 \;< \; 6x - 13 \;< \;7$

Add 13 to each side: .$\displaystyle 18 \:< \:6x \:< \:20$

Divide by 6: . $\displaystyle 3 \;< \;x \;< \;\frac{10}{3}$

(b) Find a fraction $\displaystyle x$ such that: $\displaystyle \frac{7}{11}\;<\:x\:<\:\frac{8}{11}$
There are several ways to solve this problem.

(1) To find a number between two given numbers, average the numbers.
. . . $\displaystyle x\;=\;\frac{\frac{7}{11} + \frac{8}{11}}{2} \;=\;\frac{15}{22}$

(2) Convert to decimals: $\displaystyle \begin{array}{cc}\frac{7}{11} = 0.63\hdots \\ \frac{8}{11} = 0.72\cdots\end{array}$
Then let $\displaystyle x$ be any decimal between $\displaystyle 0.64$ and $\displaystyle 0.72$

For example: . $\displaystyle x\:=\:0.65\:=\:\frac{65}{100} \:= \:\frac{13}{20}$

(c) If $\displaystyle x^{2y} = 5$, find the value of $\displaystyle 2x^{6y} - 4$
Change the first expression into the second, step by step.

We have: .$\displaystyle x^{2y}\:=\:5$

Cube both sides: .$\displaystyle (x^{2y})^3\:=\:5^3\quad\Rightarrow\quad x^{6y}\:=\:125$

Multiply by 2: .$\displaystyle 2x^{6y}\;=\;250$

Subtract 4: .$\displaystyle 2x^{6y} - 4 \:= \:246$

10. thxz.. 1b i undersyand.. 1c i dunno still... 6c the last part.. the mutiply by 2 de.. got the power still can mutiply?? how about question 2a and b.. explaint plz.. thxz

11. Hello, xiaoz!

Let me give 1(c) a try . . .

1(c) Simplify: $\displaystyle \left(-\frac{1}{216}\right)^{-\frac{2}{3}}$
Did you know that a negative exponent on a fraction flips the fraction?
. . $\displaystyle \left(\frac{a}{b}\right)^{-n}\;=\;\left(\frac{b}{a}\right)^n$

We have: $\displaystyle \left(-\frac{1}{216}\right)^{-\frac{2}{3}}\:=\: (-216)^{\frac{2}{3}}$

We know that: $\displaystyle -216 = (-6)^3$

So we have: $\displaystyle [(-6)^3]^{\frac{2}{3}}\;=\;6^{(3\cdot\frac{2}{3})} \;=\;6^2\;=\;36$

12. woow..i did not know about tt formula.. hahax.. thxz to u.. i understand liao..
other question.. plz help.. explain to mi..

13. kk.. thxz all...now plz help mi wif question 2 , 3 , 4 , 5