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## #1 2006-01-05 08:50:45

Rose-Red
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### Square roots! Ech...

This is the most difficult topic for me. I'm stucked in one task.

could you help me to solve it? I know the answer, I need the whole solution

## #2 2006-01-05 08:52:06

Rose-Red
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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

Sorry there is only the link to the image. Wasn't able to post a picture

## #3 2006-01-05 09:14:36

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

-5!!!

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## #4 2006-01-05 09:19:27

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

Ha Ha Ha!!!

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## #5 2006-01-05 09:21:55

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

Good question!

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

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## #6 2006-01-05 09:25:57

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

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

## #7 2006-01-05 09:34:47

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

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

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## #8 2006-01-05 09:36:45

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

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

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## #9 2006-01-05 09:38:04

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

Like this:

[url]http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/7184/dring9ew.jpg[/url]

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## #10 2006-01-05 09:47:28

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

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)

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## #11 2006-01-05 09:50:50

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

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

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## #12 2006-01-05 09:52:00

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

Understand now?

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## #13 2006-01-05 09:57:30

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

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

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## #14 2006-01-05 09:59:56

krassi_holmz
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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

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

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## #15 2006-01-06 05:18:12

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

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.

[img]http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/7184/dring9ew.jpg[/img]

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It wanted to be normal.

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## #16 2006-01-06 05:19:46

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

OK. I learnt something new too.

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## #17 2006-01-06 10:00:04

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### Re: Square roots! Ech...

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

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