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richardlong369

  • 3 years ago

I need help simplifying this radical

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  1. richardlong369
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1349829838839:dw|

  2. KKJ
    • 3 years ago
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    Is it \[\sqrt{\frac{ 3a }{ 2 } -1} = 5\]?

  3. richardlong369
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    yes

  4. KKJ
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    ok Square both sides

  5. richardlong369
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    sqaure which ones

  6. richardlong369
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    can you draw it out so i can see what your talking about

  7. KKJ
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    \[\frac{ 3a }{ 2 } - 1 = 5^{2}\]

  8. richardlong369
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    ok

  9. KKJ
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    |dw:1349830538991:dw|

  10. KKJ
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    \[\frac{ 3a }{ 2 } - 1 = 25\]

  11. KKJ
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    \[\frac{ 3a }{ 2 } = 25 + 1 = 26\]

  12. KKJ
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    \[3a = 26 * 2 = 52\]

  13. KKJ
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    a = 52/3

  14. KKJ
    • 3 years ago
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    Are you okay now?

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