Determine which of these is larger:
29√14 + 4√15 or, 124
*** For an extra challenge, solve this problem using only pen and paper.
(In reply to re(3): the hard way....slightly softened
by Steve Herman)
I hope that you know at least 2 additional proofs supporting the 14.5 result : 1). (a+b)^2=a^2+2ab , ignoring b^2 and 2). Newton's approximation.
All in all it was cute, albeit very easy puzzle.