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Friday, June 23, 2006

Symbolism

Can you make this statement true by adding two mathematic symbols? 25-9=2

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2 PLUS 5 - 9 = NEGATIVE 2

ReplyDeletePut a square root symbol over the 25 and the 9

ReplyDelete2

ReplyDelete+5 - 9 =-2OR

SqRt(25)-SqRt(9)= 2my bro got the second answer...

so what is it? both?

SqRt(25-9) = (2)Power(2)

ReplyDeleteput a Square Root over 25-9

and put a power 2 over the 2

So i got 3 answers...which is it lol?

ReplyDeletebtw...mike..did you have all 3 in mind when you posted this question?

ReplyDeletei got a 4th one..

ReplyDeleteput a Square Root over 25-9

put another Square Root over the first Square Root

Joanne, I was looking for just one answer, but I love it when more than one comes up!

ReplyDeleteSpecifically, I was thinking of square roots over both numbers.