SIMPLIFYING RADICALS

Luis Aguirre

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What does simplifying radicals mean ?

It means to reduce the number inside a radical to its lowest (whole number) value
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How to Simplify A Radical step by step

-Find the prime factors of the number inside the radical.

-Determine the index of the radical. (square roots, cube roots)

-Move each group of numbers or variables from inside the radical to outside the radical.

-Simplify the expressions both inside and outside the radical by multiplying.

Pre-Algebra 31 - Simplifying Radical Expressions