In the equation sqrt(a) + sqrt(b) + sqrt(c) + sqrt(d) + sqrt(e) = sqrt(f), each variable a distinct positive integer. What is the least possible value for f ?

Guest Nov 5, 2019

#1**+1 **

Well, how about: sqrt(4) + sqrt(9) + sqrt(16) + sqrt(25) + sqrt(36) =sqrt(400) !.

Guest Nov 5, 2019

#2**0 **

How about:

sqrt(1) + sqr(4) + sqrt(9) + sqrt (16) + sqrt(25) = sqrt (225)

ElectricPavlov Nov 5, 2019

#4**+1 **

Basically just go up by perfect squares,

in other words, list the first 6 perfect squares, and the answer should be right in front of you

CalculatorUser Nov 6, 2019