# hm hi

• June 14th 2006, 04:10 PM
Aarxn
hm hi
$a+5\sqrt{a^2 - a - 30}$ is the problem

do I get $5a\sqrt{30a}$ with 6a for the answer?
• June 14th 2006, 05:55 PM
Rich B.
Hi Aarxn:

"http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...6cc48129-1.gif is the problem. do I get http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...81b5fcb6-1.gif with 6a for the answer? "

But the only "problem" I can see is that you have not defined the nature of your problem. There is no equation to solve, just a simple expression which, at present, sits upon my PC screen without as much as a note from home that would offer some context to an otherwise meaningless string of terms.

Regards,

Rich B.
• June 15th 2006, 05:55 AM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by Aarxn
$a+5\sqrt{a^2 - a - 30}$ is the problem

do I get $5a\sqrt{30a}$ with 6a for the answer?

If you are trying to simplify $a+5\sqrt{a^2 - a - 30}$, then no.
$a + 5 \sqrt{(a-6)(a+5)}$ is the best you can do.

-Dan