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**ThePerfectHacker** I am not sure what you are asking.

But sometimes I get expressions which look like,

$\displaystyle \sqrt[3]{1+\sqrt{2}}+\sqrt[3]{1-\sqrt{2}}$.

And in general there is no way to simplify it, you just leave it like that. Part of the difficulty in the word "simplify" is that it is not well-defined, and hence we cannot come up with a theory which tells us when we can "simplify" and when we cannot. Perhaps you can create a definition.

And, I also do not understand how you got trigonometric functions in your answer. I never remember learning it that.