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If two shapes (an equilateral triangle with all sides [#permalink]
21 Feb 2006, 07:39

If two shapes (an equilateral triangle with all sides labelled "T" and a square with all sides labelled "S") have the same area, what is the ratio of S:T

You are taking sqare root of sqrt(3). It cant be sqrt(3).!

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in my answer 4sqrt(3) means 3 ^(1/4) (thats the way the options are written )

which is mathematical terms means

4th square root of 3 i.e 3 ^(1/4)

for example 4th square root of 81 is 3 (talking of positive values) .

Thanks for the explanation! I didn't know the notation
4sqrt(3) = (3)^1/4

I always thought, 4sqrt(3) = 4*sqrt(3)

MBAlad,
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Thanks guys - yes, it's exactly how answers were given.

However, when you go from s^2/t^2=sqrt3/4 you obviously square root both sides - does this not make the answer s/t=3sqrt3/2 (because taking the square root of a square root make a cube root?)