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January 8th, 2009, 06:07 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jan 2009 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  A little confused
ok it is obvious when u have x^2= 16 you just take the square root. However i have encounter this in one of my problemst^.2=.763 thinking logically I should just raise .763 to the reciprocal of .2....right????? so is the answer .2601 please clarify if I am wrong and could someone verify my thinking. 
January 8th, 2009, 11:50 PM  #2 
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Your method is right, but the result is 0.258596528100043 (or 0.2586 approximately), not .2601.


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