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Please help! What is the geometric mean of a and b?
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Please help! What is the geometric mean of a and b?
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amistre64
  • amistre64
how do we define a geometric mean?
anonymous
  • anonymous
ANSWER CHOICES: 1. a+b/2 2. a-b/2 3. aqr root a+b 4. sqr root ab
anonymous
  • anonymous
with the formula a/x=x/b

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amistre64
  • amistre64
i spose a formula works for 2 values ... what is x, when you use this formula?
anonymous
  • anonymous
a? Im not to sure how to answer this question.
amistre64
  • amistre64
clear the fractions ...
amistre64
  • amistre64
multiply both sides x, and then by b ...
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
then isolate x
anonymous
  • anonymous
x^2= ab^2?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
a times b is simply ab
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
not ab^2
amistre64
  • amistre64
x * a/x = x* x/b a = x^2 /b a*b = x^2*b/b ab = x^2
amistre64
  • amistre64
we could stop there and deduce, since only one option has no addition or subtraction in it ...
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh okay
anonymous
  • anonymous
How do i deduce it?
amistre64
  • amistre64
do we have an a+b in our process so far? an a-b?
amistre64
  • amistre64
if you cant deduce it yet, finish the process ab = x^2, how do we undo a ^2 ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
simplify it?
amistre64
  • amistre64
yes, how?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I honestly dont know..
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
what undoes squaring? if I take a number like 7 and square it to get 49, how do I go backwards and undo that?
anonymous
  • anonymous
divide it by 7 again? so i do x divided by 2? or what?
amistre64
  • amistre64
to solve a square, you have to determine its root.
amistre64
  • amistre64
the square root of x^2 is x and the fundamental principle of equations is ... what you do to one side you do to the other
anonymous
  • anonymous
ahhh okay. and what is the next part?
amistre64
  • amistre64
selecting the answer that matches our outcome ...
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
what amistre64 is saying is that you apply the square root to both sides |dw:1444011943181:dw|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
the square root and squaring will cancel out because they are opposites (kinda like how addition and subtraction are opposites) |dw:1444011981590:dw|
amistre64
  • amistre64
in words, the geometric mean of a set of n, numbers, is the nth root of thier product
anonymous
  • anonymous
and what is the next step after that?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
the question is practically done at this point (look closely at my last drawing)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Nevermind, i saw it thank you so much!
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
no problem

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