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Adding/Subtracting Radicals

Post Number: #1  Postby Jessica » September 5th, 2011, 10:49 am

Adding/Subtracting Radicals

To add radical terms together, they have to have the same radical part.

Example 1:


The radical in each term is the same, so you can combine them. Add the numbers in front of each radical.



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Example 2: - The has a perfect square in it, . That leaves 5 under the radical. Same with ; it has a perfect square, . That also leaves a 5 under the radical

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