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September 10th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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What does it mean to write the side length of a certain area as a square root?

I have this as a question for homework and it makes no sense at all, well to me. :P
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September 10th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #2
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I will give you an example. Let's say we have a square with area A. The side length is ?A.
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September 11th, 2010, 08:12 AM   #3
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So if I were to write 49 as the area and write its side length as a square root it would be ?49.

So if I were to write 49/100 as the area and write its side length as a square root it would be ?49/100 right?
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Re: Confusing Question

Correct, as long as the area is a square.
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OK thx. WOW this forums is awesome:P
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Re: Confusing Question

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So if I were to write 49 as the area and write its side length as a square root it would be ?49.

So if I were to write 49/100 as the area and write its side length as a square root it would be ?49/100 right?
As long as you mean ?(49/100) not ?(49)/100.
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