carlenstar281
math help please :(



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completeidiot
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\[\sqrt{\frac{17}{17}\frac{9}{17}}\]
this?

carlenstar281
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no sorry thats not the equation its

completeidiot
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unable to view attachment

carlenstar281
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crap I can draw it either its not letting me

completeidiot
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\[17\sqrt{17}9 12 \sqrt{17}\]
???
please be a bit more specific

carlenstar281
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ya thats the equation and I have to simplify it

completeidiot
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wait 912?
are you sure thats right? its kind of a large number

carlenstar281
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no 9 and then square root sign between

carlenstar281
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by the way thank you for trying to help me I appreciate it

completeidiot
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\[17\sqrt{17}9\sqrt{12}\sqrt{17}\]
this?

completeidiot
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sigh
soooo\[17\sqrt[2]{17}9\sqrt[2]{17}\]

carlenstar281
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no power of 2 but yes thats right without the 2's though

completeidiot
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\[17 \sqrt{17}9\sqrt{17}\]

completeidiot
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SAME THING

completeidiot
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anyways, are you familiar with factoring or distributive property of multiplication or adding like terms?

carlenstar281
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sorta

completeidiot
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ok, look at both terms,
notice that they're both multiplied by sqrt(17)
this means you can factor it out
\[17\sqrt{17}9\sqrt{17}= \sqrt{17} (179)\]

carlenstar281
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oh okay I get that

completeidiot
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ok well then
the only thing left is 179

carlenstar281
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right so the answer is 8

completeidiot
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179 is 8
but 8 alone isnt the final answer

carlenstar281
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8/0?

carlenstar281
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oops i mean 8/17

completeidiot
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assuming that slash means sqrt sign
then yes
normally "/" means divided by

carlenstar281
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haha ya it does thank you for your help :)