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! $\endgroup$ – The Great Duck May 13 '16 at 6:13

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 May 12 '16 at 16:24
  • $\begingroup$ I figured it was too simple to just put 1 under these operators ;) $\endgroup$ – Maxim May 13 '16 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 May 13 '16 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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