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sqrt((16)(20)+(8)(32))

can this be solved by factoring?

OG 11 says to compute

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New post 11 Feb 2009, 01:01
bigtreezl wrote:
sqrt((16)(20)+(8)(32))

can this be solved by factoring?

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It's very easy to compute this and it should take you less than 2 mins.

4 * 20 = 80

8 * 32 = 256 (you can think of this as 16^2)

256 +80 = 336

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New post 11 Feb 2009, 01:11
thanks..but thats not the right answer...cant illustrate it correctly on here, but you take the sqrt of the whole equation, not just 16

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\(\sqrt{16*20+8*32}=\sqrt{16*20+16*16}=\sqrt{16*(20+16)}=\sqrt{16*36}=4*6=24\)
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New post 11 Feb 2009, 10:20
Yes, I also solved in the same way as walker and got ans as 24. Guys, wht do u think are the questions in OG too simple as compared to those that actually cum in exam?

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walker wrote:
\(\sqrt{16*20+8*32}=\sqrt{16*20+16*16}=\sqrt{16*(20+16)}=\sqrt{16*36}=4*6=24\)



wonderful! thanks

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