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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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iamaditya wrote:

How did you do the 1st one. It seems to be a great problem for me till now. I have not figured out the solution till now.

The first one would respond to EM very easily but there is an even easier way.

Supposing it looked like this...

the irrationals cancel out and 5 + 5 = 10. Do you see it now?

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No, still not understood.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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What is the power (exponent) of this expression?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, this expression

and this one too

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No, did not understand... i am getting

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is the exponent of this expression

What is the exponent of this expression?

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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oh oh oh oh now i understood what you mean to say. It is

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

That is not what I mean. Look at it this way.

has an exponent of 2.

has an exponent of 3.

has an exponent of?

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Oh it is 1. Is this a question??? Even a child can answer that.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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True enough but the simple things are the secret to it all.

Do you follow this?

Supposing it looked like this...

the irrationals cancel out and 5 + 5 = 10.

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Oh oh now I finally understood; we see here that when the power of expression

power is then the irrationals cancel out and we are left with 10. so we equate and get the result as so 2 is our answer. But see carefully not only 2 but another value can be our answer.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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not only 2 but another value can be our answer.

Yes, I know. I left that for you.

Math types love these types of questions and that is the whole problem!

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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The other value is ....

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is not correct,

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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why see,

. Now,Now, thus on the other term it will be and then the irrationals will cancel out leaving 5+5=10

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Can not read that Latex. The two answers they want are 2 and -2. These are the solutions of x^2 - 3 = 1

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I am exxxxxxtremely sorry for being offline; my connection suddenly broke down.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is okay. Please use codecogs for that Latex.

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ii am extremely sorry , I went offline ,actually my net connection lost and now it returned again

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do not worry about it. You are correct about the

, very good! But there are 2 more answers.zetafunc wrote:

There are infinitely many non-trivial solutions.

M, agrees with you. There are only 4 Real solutions and I suppose that will be enough for his purposes.

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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bobbym wrote:

Do not worry about it. You are correct about the

, very good! But there are 2 more answers.zetafunc wrote:There are infinitely many non-trivial solutions.

M, agrees with you. There are only 4 Real solutions and I suppose that will be enough for his purposes.

Yes, as you wrote -2 can also be correct. You have written there are 4 real solutions and i have till now got 2,-2&√2. What is the other one.

P.S.- Sorry for not following ; my net is constantly getting cut; why I dont know.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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The other real solution seems to be

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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Hmmm, yeah you are absolutely correct.

Ok, now solve the other 2 problems. I will send you the other questions of other chapters later when i will get time because now I have to go to play and then study. Ok bye had a nice online chat with you.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, see you later.

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