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Serge Hazanov


What number is greater

sqrt(109) - sqrt(106)  or sqrt (104) - sqrt (101) ?

No calculator!

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Form is valid through September 2017


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Thank you for your solutions. The first to send the correct one was Jason.

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Here is the correct solution:

Using multiplication by the conjugate radical, the numbers can be rewritten as 3/(sqrt(109)+sqrt(106) and 3/(sqrt(104)+sqrt(101).

The second denominator is smaller, so the second number is greater.

Thank you and try the October 2017 Problem!

Serge Hazanov