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1/2 / (Square root of 3)/2

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  1. geoffb
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    Like this? \[\Large \frac{\frac{1}{2}}{\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}}\]

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  2. smagyar
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    Yeah!

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  3. geoffb
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    Okay... \[\frac{a}{b} \div \frac{c}{d} = \frac{a}{b} \times \frac{d}{c}\]

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  4. smagyar
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    I keep getting the answer 1/squr root 3

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  5. smagyar
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    and its supposed to be 3/ sqr root 3

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  6. geoffb
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    So you can re-write it as: \[\frac{1}{2} \div \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}\] which equals \[\frac{1}{2} \times \frac{2}{\sqrt{3}}\]

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  7. zordoloom
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    1/sqrt 3 would be correct, except you have to get rid of the squareroot in the denominator.

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  8. smagyar
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    |dw:1354415263802:dw|

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  9. smagyar
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    Why cant it be in the denominator?

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  10. geoffb
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    The answer is not \(\Large \frac{3}{\sqrt{3}}\).

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  11. smagyar
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    Oops squr root 3/3 right?

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  12. geoffb
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    There's nothing wrong with leaving it as \(\Large \frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}\), although if you understand negative exponents, there's a neater way you could write it.

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  13. smagyar
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    Is it \[\frac{ \sqrt{3} }{ 3 }\]?

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  14. geoffb
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    No. You were right with your answer. I was responding to your post that the answer is "supposed to be" 3/sqrt 3.

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  15. smagyar
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    How though

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  16. geoffb
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    It's not. You're right with 1/sqrt 3.

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  17. geoffb
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    You're the one that said it's "supposed to be."

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  18. winterfez
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    |dw:1354415644279:dw|

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  19. smagyar
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    how is square root of 3 the square root of 3 =3? i thought it is 1

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  20. geoffb
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    \[\sqrt{3} \times \sqrt{3} = 3\] I think he was trying to show how you could get the answer \( \Large \frac{\sqrt{3}}{3}\).

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  21. winterfez
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    |dw:1354415812944:dw|

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  22. geoffb
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    He's showing how to get rid of the radical. \(\Large \frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}\) is the same as \(\Large \frac{\sqrt{3}}{3}\).

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  23. smagyar
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    ok thanks!

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