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anonymous

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to get rid of the radical in the problem, the square root of 2 times q equals p, i understand that you square both sides but do you square both sides bc its 2? or do you square both sides bc its the square root?

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  1. Owlfred
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  2. anonymous
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    because its square root

  3. anonymous
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    \[\sqrt{2}\sqrt{2}=2\]

  4. anonymous
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    thank you! :) ok so in the problem 2q^2 =p^2 in what way does 2 divide the left hand side?

  5. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Not sure I understand your question. However, if you wanted to isolate and solve for q. You would begin by dividing both sides by 2 (what you do to one side of an equation, you must also do to the other.)\[(2/2)q ^{2}=p ^{2}/2\]\[q ^{2}=p ^{2}/2\]

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