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anonymous
 one year ago
Please help!
What is the geometric mean of a and b?
anonymous
 one year ago
Please help! What is the geometric mean of a and b?

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amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4how do we define a geometric mean?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ANSWER CHOICES: 1. a+b/2 2. ab/2 3. aqr root a+b 4. sqr root ab

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0with the formula a/x=x/b

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4i spose a formula works for 2 values ... what is x, when you use this formula?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a? Im not to sure how to answer this question.

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4clear the fractions ...

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4multiply both sides x, and then by b ...

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1444011183569:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1444011203981:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1then isolate x

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1a times b is simply ab

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4x * a/x = x* x/b a = x^2 /b a*b = x^2*b/b ab = x^2

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4we could stop there and deduce, since only one option has no addition or subtraction in it ...

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4do we have an a+b in our process so far? an ab?

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4if you cant deduce it yet, finish the process ab = x^2, how do we undo a ^2 ?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I honestly dont know..

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what undoes squaring? if I take a number like 7 and square it to get 49, how do I go backwards and undo that?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0divide it by 7 again? so i do x divided by 2? or what?

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4to solve a square, you have to determine its root.

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4the 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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ahhh okay. and what is the next part?

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4selecting the answer that matches our outcome ...

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1444011891906:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what amistre64 is saying is that you apply the square root to both sides dw:1444011943181:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the square root and squaring will cancel out because they are opposites (kinda like how addition and subtraction are opposites) dw:1444011981590:dw

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4in words, the geometric mean of a set of n, numbers, is the nth root of thier product

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and what is the next step after that?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the question is practically done at this point (look closely at my last drawing)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Nevermind, i saw it thank you so much!
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