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## #1 2012-10-15 05:25:35

juan
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### greater of 2 no.

Which one is greater

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## #2 2012-10-15 05:32:18

bob bundy
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### Re: greater of 2 no.

hi juan

If a^2 > b^2 then a > b  provided you stick to positive numbers.

So take each expression and square it.

You will be left with terms that still have a square root.

Simplify and square again.

At this stage you can make a direct comparison to determine which is bigger.

If you take a look at post 14 on the thread

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=18016

you see a similar example.

Bob

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## #3 2012-10-15 06:33:07

juan
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### Re: greater of 2 no.

Thanks Bobbundy Got it