# simplify

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• Jan 10th 2012, 02:52 PM
andyboy179
simplify
hi,

i need to know how to simplify this:

2squareroot3 +3squareroot27? (sorry i dont know have to make it come up as the square root sign)

im not too sure how i would complete this question so could someone please provide some help?

thanks!
• Jan 10th 2012, 03:08 PM
Plato
Re: simplify
Quote:

Originally Posted by andyboy179
2squareroot3 +3squareroot27? (sorry i dont know have to make it come up as the square root sign)

I think that I have shown you how to do TaTeX.
[TEX]2\sqrt{3}+3\sqrt{27}[/TEX] gives $2\sqrt{3}+3\sqrt{27}$.

Note that $3\sqrt{27}=9\sqrt{3}$ because $\sqrt{27}=\sqrt{9\cdot 3}$
• Jan 10th 2012, 03:12 PM
andyboy179
Re: simplify
Quote:

Originally Posted by Plato
I think that I have shown you how to do TaTeX.
[TEX]2\sqrt{3}+3\sqrt{27}[/TEX] gives $2\sqrt{3}+3\sqrt{27}$.

Note that $3\sqrt{27}=9\sqrt{3}$ because $\sqrt{27}=\sqrt{9\cdot 3}$

thanks for answering, so would it be $2\sqrt{3}+9\sqrt{3}$ ??
• Jan 10th 2012, 03:34 PM
Plato
Re: simplify
Quote:

Originally Posted by andyboy179
thanks for answering, so would it be $2\sqrt{3}+9\sqrt{3}$ ??

If you have two apple and nine apples how many apples do you have?
• Jan 10th 2012, 03:39 PM
andyboy179
Re: simplify
oh so $11\sqrt{3}$

thank you very much!