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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Originally Posted by t-dot 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 ? no but you can make it like (3-2(root)3)/2 = 3/2 - (root)3 in latex $\displaystyle \frac{3-2\sqrt{3}}{2} = \frac{3}{2} - \sqrt{3} $
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