What does this image evaluate to?

What does this evaluate to?

Apparently, stack exchange complains if I don't have enough text, so I put this here.

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    $\begingroup$ nice riddle! That was a very clever word play! $\endgroup$
    – user64742
    Commented May 13, 2016 at 6:13

4 Answers 4


If you happen to speak a version of English in which "tree" and "three" are near-homonyms (e.g., Irish English) then the answer might be

$\sqrt[3]{3}+\sqrt{3}$ or about 3.174. ("Cube root of tree plus square root of tree".)


Does it evaluate to


as in

1 square root + 1 cube root


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    $\begingroup$ Nope! You're very close though. $\endgroup$
    – AMACB
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 16:24
  • $\begingroup$ I figured it was too simple to just put 1 under these operators ;) $\endgroup$
    – Maxim
    Commented May 13, 2016 at 10:41

Root of three ("tree") cubed


Root of three squared


$\sqrt{3^3}+3 \approx 8.2$

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    $\begingroup$ I think I like this variation more than the accepted answer! :-) $\endgroup$
    – corsiKa
    Commented May 13, 2016 at 16:29

Incomplete answer. Maybe I'm on the right track?

The square root is lower than the cube root, which is true for numbers that are less than 1.


It could be any numbers less than 1 so the sum could be anywhere between 0 and 2 (exclusive).


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