# Math troubles

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Muddytazz, Feb 14, 2005.

1. ### Muddytazz1 ton status

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I'm in need of help with a match problem.

54.03759*((1/0.8^2-2+((1/0.8^2-2)^2+4)^0.5)/2)^0.5 = ???

2. ### az-k51/2 ton status

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Typing just as you did I got
48.48036858

Get a TI-83 (or better) calculator and all will be grand.

3. ### big83chevy4x43/4 ton status

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i got the same, but mines longer

48.480368582144229295548377597228

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You wish !!

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54.03759*((1/0.8^2-2+((1/0.8^2-2)^2+4)^0.5)/2)^0.5 = ???
First step:
54.03759*((1/0.64-2+((1/0.64-2)^2+4)^0.5)/2)^0.5=
Next:
54.03759*((-0.9984+((-0.9984)^2+4)^0.5)/2)^0.5=
Next:
54.03759*((-0.9984+4.9968^.5)/2)^0.5=
Next:
54.03759*((-0.9984+2.2354)/2)^0.5=
Next:
54.03759*(0.6185)^0.5=
Finally:
=42.4969

I hope that is correct or I may have to turn my engineering degree back in.