how do i simplify radicals

by Brisa Reyes
(Delano Ca)

How do i simplify radicals ?

Explain how to simplify radicals without calculating the decimal equivalent.

Begin by factoring the number or expression under the radical sign.

Comments for how do i simplify radicals

 Jan 13, 2012 Simplify Radicals by: Staff Question: by Brisa Reyes (Delano Ca) how do i simplify radicals Answer: As an example, simplify √(1575) To simplify this expression, begin by factoring the sqrt portions √(1575) = √(3*3*7*5*5) Next, group the values under the square root signs as squares = √(3²*7*5²) = √(3²*5²*7) Now split the expressions under the square root signs into separate square roots which are multiplied together = √(3²)*√(5²)*√7 Evaluate the square root where possible Note: the sqrt(3²) = 3, the sqrt(5²) = 5 = 3*5*√7 = 15*√7 = 15√7 >>>>>>>> √(1575) = 15√7 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

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