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I Ramanujan problem

  1. Jan 6, 2017 #1
    Hi everyone.
    This is my proof (?)of ramanujan's problem 525: http://www.imsc.res.in/~rao/ramanujan/collectedpapers/question/q525.htm (link to problem)

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    \sqrt{A^{1/3}-B^{1/3}}=\frac{(A*B/10)^{1/3}+(A \times B)^{1/3}-(A^2)^{1/3}}{3} \Leftrightarrow \\
    9 \times (A^{1/3}-B^{1/3})=[(A*B/10)^{1/3}+(A \times B)^{1/3}-(A^2)^{1/3}]^2
    for A=5 and B=4. we arrive to the final result

    R=R \qquad (R=9 \times (A^{1/3}-B^{1/3}))

    Is this proof correct?
    If it isn't am I getting closer to the right answer?

    [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/AP8hC.jpg
    If you've seen this posted elsewhere ,notice that I posted it.
    Thank you for your help!!!.
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  3. Jan 6, 2017 #2


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    You left out all steps apart from one. If you can show that the two sides are equal, that works, but in general they are not equal. As an example, try A=8, B=0.
  4. Jan 6, 2017 #3
    How did you come to the conclusion of:
    $$\sqrt{A^{1/3}-B^{1/3}}=\frac{(A*B/10)^{1/3}+(A \times B)^{1/3}-(A^2)^{1/3}}{3} $$
    the ecuation dont work for
    the case A=1 , B=1
    and the case of A= 27, and B=28
    so is incorrect.

    is like tell
    for A=1 and A=0, we arrive to the final result
    but this is obviously wrong, you can not "create" ecuations for Particular cases, If an equation is right
    Must be true for all values of A
  5. Jan 6, 2017 #4
    Thanks I was aware of it .I am going try to find the right equation ;)
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