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• Simplify a Square Root Steps: Make a factor tree Look for pairs Circle on member of the pair Cross out the other member of the pair What is left over put in the box
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• Example:
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• How do you know if you are right? Square the outside and multiply by the inside
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• You Try
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• Check this out! We view the square root of two as a term like x So, if you have one square root of two and you add three square roots of two then you have four square roots of two
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• The Key is. You must have the same value inside the square roots before you combine them Counter Example Do not combine. They are different!
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• When adding or subtracting Check first to see if they are simplified See if the terms inside the square root symbols are the same Combine only the same terms
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• You can do it! Practice

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