by Julisa Gallegos
Example : Square Roots
In this problem, the 175 is being simplifying into 25 and 7, then the 25 is simplified into 5 and 5. Once the problem is completely broken down and simplified like now, you look for pairs which in this case would be 5 and 5. Those pairs would go on the outside of the radical symbol and the pairless
left over numbers will go inside the radical symbol, which in this case, its 7.
When simplifying cubed roots, you repeat the same process with square roots, but instead you're looking for triplets this time. And this time, the radical contains a three. Often times, cubed roots can contain negative numbers inside the radical symbol, which can result in a negative answer.