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simplifying square root basic onehey all im trying to learn how to simplify square roots but can only do numbered ones >< this one i dont understand >< is that right S: but book says its wrong. Last edited by bronxsystem (20140116 09:01:09) #2 20140116 09:13:46
Re: simplifying square root basic onei think i sort of understand #3 20140116 13:31:09
Re: simplifying square root basic oneHi bronxsystem;
That is not quite correct, the exponent 3 tells you how many times to multiply it. It does not matter whether it is a variable or a constant. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #4 20140116 15:46:48
Re: simplifying square root basic oneHi bronxsystem, Last edited by phrontister (20140117 19:10:24) "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #5 20140116 18:30:32
Re: simplifying square root basic onethank you #7 20140117 09:03:23
Re: simplifying square root basic oneBtw, bronxsystem, what is the method you've been taught? I'm curious to see how it compares with my madeup one, and I also might be able to throw some light on it for you. "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #8 20140117 17:58:18
Re: simplifying square root basic onei got the hang of it now i can get the answers (: #9 20140117 19:36:32
Re: simplifying square root basic oneThanks for that, bronxsystem.
I would have written that as:
...for obvious reasons. "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #10 20140118 08:36:14
Re: simplifying square root basic onebaah sorry guys i know i cant keep posting same thing clogs up thread. i know i have to some how extract the 9 so that it is same term as the other one. but cant work out how. following what phrontister said in post #4 i would square the 2 to make it a 4 then times that by 9 and get 36 is that the first step? im probably just clicking buttons here but if above true its written am i able to write this as if thats right it makes sense or is it just gorilla math Last edited by bronxsystem (20140118 08:47:46) #11 20140118 09:27:06
Re: simplifying square root basic oneEDIT did some reading is this better Last edited by bronxsystem (20140118 09:28:09) #12 20140118 12:58:54
Re: simplifying square root basic oneHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #13 20140119 05:02:47
Re: simplifying square root basic oneyes really the appreciate help on forum thanks all. Last edited by bronxsystem (20140119 05:09:05) #14 20140120 00:19:58
Re: simplifying square root basic oneYou're welcome! "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson 