Solve, by steps: (1/sqrt[5]+1/sqrt[2]):(sqrt[5]+sqrt[2])

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Solve, by steps: (1/sqrt[5]+1/sqrt[2]):(sqrt[5]+sqrt[2])

Postby MathDrudge » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:42 am


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Re: Solve, by steps

Postby MathDrudge » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:28 am







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Postby stapel_eliz » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:54 am

MathDrudge wrote:

Is the colon (the ":" symbols between the two sets of parentheses) meant to indicate division, or some other operation? Also, were the instructions really to "solve" (in which case, the rest of the equation is needed) or perhaps actually to "simplify"?

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Re: Solve, by steps: (1/sqrt[5]+1/sqrt[2]):(sqrt[5]+sqrt[2])

Postby MathDrudge » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:06 am

That is all of the problem, I meant simplify in that case. yes it is division

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Re: Solve, by steps

Postby maggiemagnet » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:04 pm

MathDrudge wrote: ?

The denominator should involve some grouping, shouldn't it?



Then the steps make sense. And you can check your work by plugging this into a calculator. If the decimal approximations are exactly the same for the first expression and your answer, then you simplified to the right thing.

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