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Rank those three in order from smallest to biggest. I. \(2\sqrt{5}\) II. \(3\sqrt{2}\) III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\) (A) I, II, III (B) I, III, II (C) II, I, III (D) II, III, I (E) III, II, I
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Bunuel wrote: Rank those three in order from smallest to biggest.
I. \(2\sqrt{5}\)
II. \(3\sqrt{2}\)
III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\)
(A) I, II, III (B) I, III, II (C) II, I, III (D) II, III, I (E) III, II, I IMO C 2 sqrt5= 2*2.236= 4.472 3 sqrt2= 3* 1.414= 4.242 (401)^(1/4) = 4.475 (1, 16, 81, 256, 625) === (401)^(1/4) will fall between 256 and 625



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Bunuel wrote: Rank those three in order from smallest to biggest.
I. \(2\sqrt{5}\)
II. \(3\sqrt{2}\)
III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\)
(A) I, II, III (B) I, III, II (C) II, I, III (D) II, III, I (E) III, II, I Raise all the options to the power of 4. I. 2^4* 5^2 = 400 II. 3^4*2^2 = 324 III. 401 II < I < III C Edited calculation error Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Originally posted by acegmat123 on 27 Oct 2016, 01:32.
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27 Oct 2016, 03:10
acegmat123 wrote: Bunuel wrote: Rank those three in order from smallest to biggest.
I. \(2\sqrt{5}\)
II. \(3\sqrt{2}\)
III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\)
(A) I, II, III (B) I, III, II (C) II, I, III (D) II, III, I (E) III, II, I Raise all the options to the power of 4. I. 2* 5^2 = 50 II. 3*2^2 = 12 III. 401 II < I < III C 1 is 16*25= 400 2 is 81*4=324 3 is 401 Liked your style of solution though i went the conventional way. Took me a bit more time than this solution



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27 Oct 2016, 08:27
Bunuel wrote: Rank those three in order from smallest to biggest.
I. \(2\sqrt{5}\)
II. \(3\sqrt{2}\)
III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\)
(A) I, II, III (B) I, III, II (C) II, I, III (D) II, III, I (E) III, II, I Put all numbers into their most basic square root forms. I. \(2\sqrt{5}\) = \(\sqrt{4*5} = \sqrt{20}\) II. \(3\sqrt{2}\) = \(\sqrt{9*2}\) = \(\sqrt{18}\) III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\). This one is a bit more difficult. To take the 4th root is to take the square root twice. The square root of 401 is slightly more than 20, so the 4th root of 401 will be slightly more than \(\sqrt{20}\). Thus, our ordering from smallest to largest is II,I,III. Answer: C



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speedilly wrote: Bunuel wrote: Rank those three in order from smallest to biggest.
I. \(2\sqrt{5}\)
II. \(3\sqrt{2}\)
III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\)
(A) I, II, III (B) I, III, II (C) II, I, III (D) II, III, I (E) III, II, I Put all numbers into their most basic square root forms. I. \(2\sqrt{5}\) = \(\sqrt{4*5} = \sqrt{20}\) II. \(3\sqrt{2}\) = \(\sqrt{9*2}\) = \(\sqrt{18}\) III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\). This one is a bit more difficult. To take the 4th root is to take the square root twice. The square root of 401 is slightly more than 20, so the 4th root of 401 will be slightly more than \(\sqrt{20}\). Thus, our ordering from smallest to largest is II,I,III. Answer: C For the last step I would suggest to bring \(\sqrt{20}\) to \(2\sqrt{5}\)[/b], which is a little bit smaller than I



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Bunuel wrote: Rank those three in order from smallest to biggest.
I. \(2\sqrt{5}\)
II. \(3\sqrt{2}\)
III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\)
(A) I, II, III (B) I, III, II (C) II, I, III (D) II, III, I (E) III, II, I I. \((2\sqrt{5})^2\) = 20 & \(20^2\) = \(400\) II.\((3\sqrt{2})2\) = 18 & \(18^2\) = \(324\) III.\((\sqrt[4]{401})^4\) = \(401\) So, Ascending order of arrangement will be II, I, III , answer will be (C)
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Bunuel wrote: Rank those three in order from smallest to biggest.
I. \(2\sqrt{5}\)
II. \(3\sqrt{2}\)
III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\)
(A) I, II, III (B) I, III, II (C) II, I, III (D) II, III, I (E) III, II, I Best way to answer such questions is APPROXIMATION I. \(2\sqrt{5}\) = 2*2.25 = 4.5 II. \(3\sqrt{2}\) = 3*1.41 = 4.2 III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\) = \(\sqrt{20}\) = 4.49 Answer: Option C
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Bunuel wrote: Rank those three in order from smallest to biggest.
I. \(2\sqrt{5}\)
II. \(3\sqrt{2}\)
III. \(\sqrt[4]{401}\)
(A) I, II, III (B) I, III, II (C) II, I, III (D) II, III, I (E) III, II, I Best way to answer this is \(a^4 = 400, b^4 = 162, c^4 = 401\).. Now if we have doubt in this try\(a^4  b^4 = (ab)(a+b)(a^2+b^2)\).. Similarly,\(c^4  a^4, c^4  b^4\)
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