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the square of 5 ^ sqroot(2) = ?
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Re: PS simple but confusing square root [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2009, 20:16
giantSwan wrote:
the square of 5^sqroot(2) = ?


using excel:

= \((5^{sqrt2})^2\)
= \((5^{1.4142})^2\)
= \((9.74)^2\)
= \(94.84\)
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Re: PS simple but confusing square root [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2009, 22:38
But doesn't the question mean Square of (5 to the power square root 2)?

In which case the answer is 25

Square of (5^sq.root(2)).

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Re: PS simple but confusing square root [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2009, 00:21
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the square of 5 ^ sqroot(2) = ?



square of 5 ^ sqroot(2)
\(= 5^sqrt(2)*5^sqrt(2) = 5^{2sqrt(2)}\)
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Re: PS simple but confusing square root [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2009, 05:18
I agree with suresh
x2suresh wrote:
giantSwan wrote:
the square of 5 ^ sqroot(2) = ?



square of 5 ^ sqroot(2)
\(= 5^sqrt(2)*5^sqrt(2) = 5^{2sqrt(2)}\)
Re: PS simple but confusing square root   [#permalink] 02 Feb 2009, 05:18
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