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 Post subject: qth root ..........Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:52:03 UTC
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what is qth root of x?

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 Post subject: Re: qth root ..........Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:59:37 UTC
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Are you being funny? Why did you post this in "probability" section?

x^(1/q)

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 Post subject: Re: qth root ..........Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:13:38 UTC
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tashfeen wrote:
what is qth root of x?

It's a number which has the property that .

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 Post subject: Re: qth root ..........Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:13:51 UTC
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Topic belongs in algebra. Topic moved.

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 Post subject: Re: qth root ..........Posted: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 09:05:03 UTC
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i really dont understand it:confused: what will be its definition?i m 9th grade student.

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 Post subject: Re: qth root ..........Posted: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 09:15:38 UTC
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tashfeen wrote:
i really dont understand it:confused: what will be its definition?i m 9th grade student.

I'd go with my definition, it's cleaner. In particular you should define it as the positive number y such that

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 Post subject: Re: qth root ..........Posted: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 10:06:50 UTC
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The 2nd root of x is the square root: r*r = x.
The 3rd root of x is the cube root: r*r*r = x

The qth root of x is a generalisation: r*r*...*r = x, where r is multiplied by itself q times.

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 Post subject: Re: qth root ..........Posted: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:22:16 UTC
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hmmmmmm...........got it aswoods thanks.it means qth root of x =r*r*r*..........
thanks alot.

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