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# GMAT Prep Radicals and Exponents operations question

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04 Oct 2009, 13:48
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Can't figure out hwo to get this one to show up using html tags...

so i'll try it with text:

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04 Oct 2009, 14:42
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$$(\sqrt{9+\sqrt{80}} + \sqrt{9-\sqrt{80}})^2$$

$$= (\sqrt{9+\sqrt{80}} + \sqrt{9-\sqrt{80}})(\sqrt{9+\sqrt{80}} + \sqrt{9-\sqrt{80}})$$

$$= (9+\sqrt{80}) + 2\sqrt{9+\sqrt{80}}\sqrt{9-\sqrt{80}} + (9-\sqrt{80})$$

$$= 18 + 2\sqrt{9^2-\sqrt{80}^2}$$

$$= 18 + 2\sqrt{1}$$

$$= 20$$
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07 Oct 2009, 21:45
Here is the code of the Math Tags:

Code:

[m](\sqrt{9+\sqrt{80}} + \sqrt{9-\sqrt{80}})^2[/m]

[m]= (\sqrt{9+\sqrt{80}} + \sqrt{9-\sqrt{80}})(\sqrt{9+\sqrt{80}} + \sqrt{9-\sqrt{80}})[/m]

[m]= (9+\sqrt{80}) + 2\sqrt{9+\sqrt{80}}\sqrt{9-\sqrt{80}} + (9-\sqrt{80})[/m]

[m]= 18 + 2\sqrt{9^2-\sqrt{80}^2}[/m]

[m]= 18 + 2\sqrt{1}[/m]

[m]= 20[/m]

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07 Oct 2009, 22:43
Agree with AKProdigy87....20 it is
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Re: GMAT Prep Radicals and Exponents operations question   [#permalink] 07 Oct 2009, 22:43
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