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b) R.T.P.

Squaring both sides,





Multiplying both sides by 16,





Can you finish it from here?

c) seems to be missing some context... what are and ?

Also this looks like it would belong in the Mathematics subforum (i.e. the 2U one).
 
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For part (b), literally follow the hint: after squaring both sides and simplifying, you should get
32 + 16√2 < 38 + 12√2,
which simplifies further to
√2 < 3/2,
which is the same inequality in part (a).

I can't help you with part (c), since I don't know what a and b are.
 

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b) R.T.P.

Squaring both sides,





Multiplying both sides by 16,





Can you finish it from here?

c) seems to be missing some context... what are and ?

Also this looks like it would belong in the Mathematics subforum (i.e. the 2U one).
Yes sorry this is in the wrong forum! But I'm a bit confused at how 6+√2/4 squared does not give 36+2/16? I've attached a picture above now showing the values for a and b. Sorry, I probably seem like a maths noob
 

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For part (b), literally follow the hint: after squaring both sides and simplifying, you should get
32 + 16√2 < 38 + 12√2,
which simplifies further to
√2 < 3/2,
which is the same inequality in part (a).

I can't help you with part (c), since I don't know what a and b are.
Thanks for your help!! I've now attached values for a and b
 

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b) R.T.P.

Squaring both sides,





Multiplying both sides by 16,





Can you finish it from here?

c) seems to be missing some context... what are and ?

Also this looks like it would belong in the Mathematics subforum (i.e. the 2U one).
Do you perhaps have any idea how to do part (c) now, after the attachment?
 

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Do you perhaps have any idea how to do part (c) now, after the attachment?
Given

R.T.P.

Square both sides





Divide both sides by 64:





This is starting to look like the result of part b). Can you take it from here?
 

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Given

R.T.P.

Square both sides





Divide both sides by 64:





This is starting to look like the result of part b). Can you take it from here?
That's really helpful, thank you very much! I've taken it a bit further for the LHS, but I'm not sure what do to for the RHS. I've attached my working: View attachment IMG_6433.bmp
 

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That's really helpful, thank you very much! I've taken it a bit further for the LHS, but I'm not sure what do to for the RHS. I've attached my working: View attachment 34519
Don't square it - you want to get it to the result in part b).

You'll be able to see the answer by doing just one subtraction.
 

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Don't square it - you want to get it to the result in part b).

You'll be able to see the answer by doing just one subtraction.
Hmm I’ve tried subtracting -2 from both sides, other than that I don’t know what else I could really subtract. I’m still not getting the answer, and my classmates are confused too. Sorry for all the hassle
 

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Subtract 2:





Multiply by -1 (which flips the inequality sign)





Which is the result in b)
 

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