Seriously, who thought of that? “oh let’s make a 1/2 power and have you solve for x” it’s ridiculous, however it’s a great way to get your brain working. so far through my mathcapades i have not as so much stumbled on any material (save for maybe long division…fucking hate that shit) but this almost had me stumped. when you have a big ol’ number like let’s say….34854 and you put that to the negative 1/2 power and then you have another big ass number like…908345 and put that to the -1/2 power, it gets a little old. and the whole thing of it becoming a complex fraction and solving and bla bla bla, it’s like “ok we’re done here” 1 sheet of paper per problem is starting to become a hazard. I think math is going to be the end of our world because we waste so damn much paper on solving equations that we will never use in real life. excuse my ranting but damn. math blows sometimes.