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Rose-Red
2006-01-07 09:00:04

oh, I knew I did it right, but just missed that slash

krassi_holmz
2006-01-07 04:19:46

OK. I learnt something new too.

mathsyperson
2006-01-07 04:18:12

It looks like krazzi has beaten me to the maths help, so I'll just help with the BB Code instead.

The tag is [img], it's just that you need a slash when you close it.

Code:

`[img]http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/7184/dring9ew.jpg[/img]`
krassi_holmz
2006-01-06 08:59:56

If you wave another "weekly" problem, you may post it.

Rose-Red
2006-01-06 08:57:30

Thanx alot, I've been solving this for the whole week. Now its very clear. Making 9 into 2²+√5² was very new for me. Learning everyday. Hehe

thanx again

krassi_holmz
2006-01-06 08:52:00

Understand now?

krassi_holmz
2006-01-06 08:50:50

This means "power" here is it:

(this is the thin moment:)
√(9 - 4√5) = √(9 - 2.2.√5) = √((2²+√5²) - 2.2.√5) = √((2-√5)²) = |2-√5| = √5-2. Substituting:

√(9-4√5)-3-√5 = √5-2-3-√5=-5

Rose-Red
2006-01-06 08:47:28

hey this is weird.
I understand everything till that 'thin moment'
first of all what the '^' mean? is it multiplying or what?
then where did you get √((2^2+√5^2)

krassi_holmz
2006-01-06 08:38:04

Like this:

Code:

` [url]http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/7184/dring9ew.jpg[/url]`
krassi_holmz
2006-01-06 08:36:45

And the tag is not [img]. It's [url].

krassi_holmz
2006-01-06 08:34:47

3-2√5<0 so we can remove that modulus like that:
√(9-4√5)+2√5-3-3√5 =
= √(9-4√5)-3-√5 =
(this is the thin moment:)
√(9 - 4√5) = √(9 - 2.2.√5) = √((2^2+√5^2) - 2.2.√5) = √((2-√5)^2) = |2-√5| = √5-2. Substituting:

√(9-4√5)-3-√5 = √5-2-3-√5=-5

Rose-Red
2006-01-06 08:25:57

yes, the answer is -5, but I would like to know how you did that.

krassi_holmz
2006-01-06 08:21:55

Good question!

I'll tell you how. First, the original:

krassi_holmz
2006-01-06 08:19:27

Ha Ha Ha!!!

krassi_holmz
2006-01-06 08:14:36

-5!!!