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A paper drinking cup is being designed in the shape shown in the accompanying figure. The amount of paper needed to manufacture the cup is determined by the surface area S of the cup, which is given by s=πr√(r^(2))+h^(2) where r is the radius and h is the height. (b) Could the formula for S be simplified as follows? πr√(r^(2))+h^(2)=πr(√(r^(2))+√(h^(2)))=πr(r+h)

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Nonono. In general \[\sqrt{a + b}\ \not= \sqrt{a} + \sqrt{b} \]

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Could you explain your answer to me Mr. Newton?

  3. anonymous
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    That simplification uses the assumption I listed above (splitting it up into two roots) The assumption is false.

  4. anonymous
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    Hmmm

  5. anonymous
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    It probably got confused with \[\sqrt{a\times b} = \sqrt{a} \times \sqrt{b} \] which is true.

  6. anonymous
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    So in the case of the paper, cup it false because it was split up into two roots?

  7. anonymous
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    Yes. In case you still don't believe me ¬_¬ try putting in some numbers for r and h. sqrt(5^2 + 6^2) = sqrt(61) =/= 5 + 6

  8. anonymous
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    Oh, I believe you.

  9. anonymous
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    πr√(r^(2))+h^(2)=πr(√(r^(2))+√(h^(2)))=πr(r+h)

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