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anonymous
 one year ago
How do I simplify √1/4x^2?
anonymous
 one year ago
How do I simplify √1/4x^2?

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UnkleRhaukus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1is that \[\sqrt{\frac1{4x^2}}\]?

UnkleRhaukus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[\sqrt{\frac1{4x^2}}=\frac{\sqrt1}{\sqrt{4x^2}}=\frac{\sqrt1}{\sqrt{4}\sqrt{x^2}}= \dots\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh so would the final answer be x/2 ?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0SO you multiply 2x on both sides, giving us 2x? or do you have to do something with the √1?

UnkleRhaukus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1don't multiply anything, just simplify each square root term

UnkleRhaukus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yeah that's right, and you can simplify √1

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The 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?

UnkleRhaukus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oh, i interpreted your question wrong.

UnkleRhaukus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[\sqrt{\frac14x^2}=\sqrt{\frac14}\sqrt{x^2}=\frac{\sqrt1}{\sqrt4}\sqrt{x^2}=\frac{1}{2}x=x/2\] as you said originally

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, thank you SO much!

UnkleRhaukus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1NB we have only computed the principal square roots
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