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Which of the following expressions can be written as an integer?

1. \((\sqrt{82} + \sqrt{82})^2\)

2. \(82*\sqrt{82}\)

3. \(\frac{\sqrt{82}*\sqrt{82}}{82}\)

A. none
B. 1 only
C. 3 only
D. 1 and 2
E. 1 and 3
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Which of the following expression can be written as an integer?

1) (\sqrt{82} + \sqrt{82})^2
2) 82*\sqrt{82}
3) \sqrt{82}*\sqrt{82}/82

a. none
b. 1 only
c. 3 only
d. 1 and 2
e. 1 and 3


I doubt OA.


Hi

Option E is correct:

1) (\sqrt{82} + \sqrt{82})^2 = (2*\sqrt{82)^2= 4*82= Integer
2) 82*[square_root]82}= not an integer
3) (\sqrt{82} * \sqrt{82})/82
= 82/82=1= Integer
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Which of the following expression can be written as an integer?

1. \((\sqrt{82} + \sqrt{82})^2\)

2. \(82*\sqrt{82}\)

3. \(\frac{\sqrt{82}*\sqrt{82}}{82}\)

A. none
B. 1 only
C. 3 only
D. 1 and 2
E. 1 and 3

I doubt OA.


1. \((\sqrt{82} + \sqrt{82})^2=(2\sqrt{82})^2=4*82=integer\)

2. \(82*\sqrt{82}\) --> since \(\sqrt{82}\) is not an integer then \(82*\sqrt{82}\) is not integer either.

3. \(\frac{\sqrt{82}*\sqrt{82}}{82}=\frac{82}{82}=1=integer\).

Answer: E.
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Bunuel wrote:
eybrj2 wrote:
Which of the following expression can be written as an integer?

1. \((\sqrt{82} + \sqrt{82})^2\)

2. \(82*\sqrt{82}\)

3. \(\frac{\sqrt{82}*\sqrt{82}}{82}\)

A. none
B. 1 only
C. 3 only
D. 1 and 2
E. 1 and 3

I doubt OA.


1. \((\sqrt{82} + \sqrt{82})^2=(2\sqrt{82})^2=4*82=integer\)

2. \(82*\sqrt{82}\) --> since \(\sqrt{82}\) is not an integer then \(82*\sqrt{82}\) is not integer either.

3. \(\frac{\sqrt{82}*\sqrt{82}}{82}=\frac{82}{82}=1=integer\).

Answer: E.





Hello Bunuel

Your explanation is to the point but in the official explanation, its mentioned:

82* 82^3/2

82^3= 2^3 *41^3

How did we get this cube?

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Shiv2016 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
eybrj2 wrote:
Which of the following expression can be written as an integer?

1. \((\sqrt{82} + \sqrt{82})^2\)

2. \(82*\sqrt{82}\)

3. \(\frac{\sqrt{82}*\sqrt{82}}{82}\)

A. none
B. 1 only
C. 3 only
D. 1 and 2
E. 1 and 3

I doubt OA.


1. \((\sqrt{82} + \sqrt{82})^2=(2\sqrt{82})^2=4*82=integer\)

2. \(82*\sqrt{82}\) --> since \(\sqrt{82}\) is not an integer then \(82*\sqrt{82}\) is not integer either.

3. \(\frac{\sqrt{82}*\sqrt{82}}{82}=\frac{82}{82}=1=integer\).

Answer: E.





Hello Bunuel

Your explanation is to the point but in the official explanation, its mentioned:

82* 82^3/2

82^3= 2^3 *41^3

How did we get this cube?


Could you please post a screenshot or post entire solution?
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Expression II does not represent an integer because (82)* 82^1/2= 82^3/2 and 82^3= 2^3* 41^3 is not a perfect square. Regarding this last assertion, note that the square of any integer has the property that each of its distinct prime factors is repeated an even number of times.



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Expression II does not represent an integer because (82)* 82^1/2= 82^3/2 and 82^3= 2^3* 41^3 is not a perfect square. Regarding this last assertion, note that the square of any integer has the property that each of its distinct prime factors is repeated an even number of times.



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\(82*82^{(\frac{1}{2})}=82^{(1+\frac{1}{2})}=82^{\frac{3}{2}}=\sqrt{82^3}\)
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Which of the following expressions can be written as an integer?

1. \((\sqrt{82} + \sqrt{82})^2\)

2. \(82*\sqrt{82}\)

3. \(\frac{\sqrt{82}*\sqrt{82}}{82}\)

A. none
B. 1 only
C. 3 only
D. 1 and 2
E. 1 and 3


Let’s simplify each expression:

1. (√82 + √82)^2

(√82 + √82)^2 = (2√82)^2 = 4 x 82 = 328

We see that this an integer.

2. 82√82

Since √82 is a non-terminating decimal, 82√82 is not an integer.

3. (√82√82)/82

(√82√82)/82 = 82/82 = 1

We see that this is an integer.

Answer: E
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