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  • one year ago

How do I simplify √1/4x^2?

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  1. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    is that \[\sqrt{\frac1{4x^2}}\]?

  2. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    \[\sqrt{\frac1{4x^2}}=\frac{\sqrt1}{\sqrt{4x^2}}=\frac{\sqrt1}{\sqrt{4}\sqrt{x^2}}= \dots\]

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Oh so would the final answer be x/2 ?

  4. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    almost,

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    SO you multiply 2x on both sides, giving us 2x? or do you have to do something with the √1?

  6. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    don't multiply anything, just simplify each square root term

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    √1/2x

  8. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    yeah that's right, and you can simplify √1

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The only thing I don't understand is that the x does not have a specific place, so can we determine that it is the bottom or the top, and if so how?

  10. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    oh, i interpreted your question wrong.

  11. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    \[\sqrt{\frac14x^2}=\sqrt{\frac14}\sqrt{x^2}=\frac{\sqrt1}{\sqrt4}\sqrt{x^2}=\frac{1}{2}x=x/2\] as you said originally

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Ok, thank you SO much!

  13. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    NB we have only computed the principal square roots

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