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What is the value of $$\sqrt{\frac{10}{3\sqrt{11}+10}+30\sqrt{11}}$$

A. $$\sqrt{11}$$

B. $$\sqrt{33}$$

C. 8

D. 10

E. $$30\sqrt{11}$$

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14 Nov 2016, 16:13
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Bunuel wrote:
What is the value of $$\sqrt{\frac{10}{3\sqrt{11}+10}+30\sqrt{11}}$$

A. $$\sqrt{11}$$

B. $$\sqrt{33}$$

C. 8

D. 10

E. $$30\sqrt{11}$$

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14 Nov 2016, 04:13
Bunuel wrote:
What is the value of $$\sqrt{\frac{10}{3\sqrt{11}+10}+30\sqrt{11}}$$

A. $$\sqrt{11}$$

B. $$\sqrt{33}$$

C. 8

D. 10

E. $$30\sqrt{11}$$

IMO D

10/{3(sqrt 11)+10} can be simplified as 100-30(sqrt 11)
sqrt( 100-30(sqrt 11)+30(sqrt 11) ) will yield the answer 10
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17 Nov 2016, 14:58
Bunuel wrote:
What is the value of $$\sqrt{\frac{10}{3\sqrt{11}+10}+30\sqrt{11}}$$

A. $$\sqrt{11}$$

B. $$\sqrt{33}$$

C. 8

D. 10

E. $$30\sqrt{11}$$

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18 Nov 2016, 20:18
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It's D
The easiest approach is if you use estimates - > square-root of 11 is approx 3.5 (you know its between 3 and 4) so
3x(square-root of 11) is ~10
30x(square-root of 11) is ~100
So
10/(3(sqr11)+10) + 30(sqr11)=10/20+100. Square-root of 100 1/2 is approx 10.
Lets look at the responses:
A)sqr11 = ~3.5 can't be
B)sqr30 = ~6 can't be
C)8 can't be
D) 10 thats it
E) 30(sqr11)= ~100 can't be
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