I'm having issues understanding the cancelling in the question:

(3-(root)12)/2

I get:

(3-2(root)3)/2 This is the answer in the book but can i not simplify it further to 3-(root)3 ?

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- October 3rd 2009, 12:38 PMt-dotCancelling roots when dividing.
I'm having issues understanding the cancelling in the question:

(3-(root)12)/2

I get:

(3-2(root)3)/2 This is the answer in the book but can i not simplify it further to 3-(root)3 ? - October 3rd 2009, 12:54 PMAmer