20070421, 17:09  #1 
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Jan 2004
Mumbai,India
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Simple Arithmetic!
Is this equation correct ? 2.*sq.rt (2/3) = sq.rt. [2*(2/3)] ? Yes or No ? Mally 
20070422, 04:31  #2 
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Jan 2004
Mumbai,India
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Wrong local time!
Moderator the time marked for my post is 3hrs before I got on my computer and posted this message an hour or so later! Something wrong with the software? The next post on has been put later than my post and hence given preference. Mally P.S. it has been immediately corrected during writing of this reply. Last fiddled with by mfgoode on 20070422 at 04:33 
20070422, 04:53  #3  
Feb 2007
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finally [ ] might be the "Gaussklammer"... 

20070422, 08:11  #4 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
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One side is sqrt(2) larger than the other. Is that supposed to be a puzzle or just something you don't understand?

20070422, 11:06  #5  
Oct 2005
Fribourg, Switzerlan
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Yes it is. If . and * mean multiplication, and sq, rt are variable. 2 x y (2/3) = x y 2 (2/3) ... Last fiddled with by victor on 20070422 at 11:06 

20070422, 11:26  #6 
"Jacob"
Sep 2006
Brussels, Belgium
2·13·67 Posts 
If . and * are multiplication what is the meaning of the concatenation of the two in the first part of the first term : "2.*sq".
In the formula I see a lot of (intentional ?) inconsistencies : "2." versus "2*", "rt" versus "rt." My first intention was asking what the ".", the "*" and "sq.rt" meant. But then I realised it could be the core of the riddle. 
20070422, 16:53  #7  
Cranksta Rap Ayatollah
Jul 2003
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20070423, 03:41  #8  
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Jan 2004
Mumbai,India
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2.*sq.rt (2/3) = sq.rt. [2*(2/3)] ? Yes or No ? means 2 multiplied by the square root of 2/3 = square root of 2 multiplied by 2/3. So in one side the 2 is outside the square root on the other 2 is inside the square root. * is multiplication, []are brackets, Its not the Gaussklammer. '.' is full stop. It is not a riddle! Its just a maths curiosity which looks odd and that it is wrong but it is right. Mally 

20070423, 03:46  #9 
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Jan 2004
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Radio music!

20070423, 05:26  #10 
Cranksta Rap Ayatollah
Jul 2003
641 Posts 
so you're claiming that ?

20070423, 08:38  #11 
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Jan 2004
Mumbai,India
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Yes. The version you have given is totally wrong Mally Last fiddled with by mfgoode on 20070423 at 08:41 
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