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Re: Geometry problem - Equal areas between triangle and square [#permalink]
15 Aug 2010, 22:32

I thought this was a good problem. I overlooked that the triangle was equilateral the first time. I was looking at the shape and not the labels. One reason to always redraw figures!

Re: Good Geometry Question.... [#permalink]
16 Aug 2010, 14:19

Simple question I got it wrong
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Re: PS - Same Area, Ratio? [#permalink]
13 Dec 2010, 21:26

Expert's post

spyguy wrote:

one quick question where I am stumped. When you square root a square root is that where you are getting the 4th root?

Yes.

\sqrt{3} = 3^{\frac{1}{2}}

When you take the root again, you get (3^{\frac{1}{2}})^{\frac{1}{2}} which is equal to 3^{\frac{1}{4}} In other words, it the fourth root of 3.
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