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# If x^(1/2) = 20 and y^(1/2) = 16, then (x^(1/2) + y^(1/2))/

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If $$\sqrt{x} =20$$ and $$\sqrt{y} =16$$, then $$\frac{\sqrt{x}+\sqrt{y}}{\sqrt{x+y}}=$$

A. $$9\sqrt{41}$$

B. 2

C. $$\frac{9\sqrt{41}}{41}$$

D. 1

E. 9/41

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03 Sep 2017, 07:59
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Bunuel wrote:
If $$\sqrt{x} =20$$ and $$y = \sqrt{16}$$, then $$\frac{\sqrt{x}+\sqrt{y}}{\sqrt{x+y}}=$$

A. $$9\sqrt{41}$$

B. 2

C. $$\frac{9\sqrt{41}}{41}$$

D. 1

E. 9/41

Hi Bunuel,

Is there a mistake with the question? Or am i doing something wrong?
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03 Sep 2017, 08:04
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Bunuel wrote:
If $$\sqrt{x} =20$$ and $$y = \sqrt{16}$$, then $$\frac{\sqrt{x}+\sqrt{y}}{\sqrt{x+y}}=$$

A. $$9\sqrt{41}$$

B. 2

C. $$\frac{9\sqrt{41}}{41}$$

D. 1

E. 9/41

Hi Bunuel,

Is there a mistake with the question? Or am i doing something wrong?

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Bunuel wrote:
If $$\sqrt{x} =20$$ and $$\sqrt{y} =16$$, then $$\frac{\sqrt{x}+\sqrt{y}}{\sqrt{x+y}}=$$

A. $$9\sqrt{41}$$

B. 2

C. $$\frac{9\sqrt{41}}{41}$$

D. 1

E. 9/41

Hi

$$\sqrt{x} =20.....x=400$$ and $$\sqrt{y} =16,.....y=256$$,
$$\frac{\sqrt{x}+\sqrt{y}}{\sqrt{x+y}}=\frac{20+16}{√(400+256)}=\frac{36}{√656}=\frac{36}{4√41}=\frac{9√41}{41}$$

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