# Math Help - hm hi

1. ## hm hi

$a+5\sqrt{a^2 - a - 30}$ is the problem

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

2. Hi Aarxn:

" is the problem. do I get 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.

3. 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