Simplifying Radicals

Math I

Working on the roots...

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Break it down...

When you are asked to simplify a radical, remember to break the radicand--the term under radical symbol--down into all of its prime factors.

Group the like terms...

Now that we have only prime factors, we can group the same factors by the index--the superscript number right outside the radical.
So for our example, our index is 3 so we need to circle each trio of a factor so that we can take the cube root. Remember if no index is listed, then it is a 2 or square root.

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