I am looking to simplify this radical/surd a model/method for future use would be appreciated 5√78×√52 I am hoping to put together a lot of basic questions as models to help people many thanks in advance

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- Apr 18th 2013, 05:14 AMunklesurd/radical simplification
I am looking to simplify this radical/surd a model/method for future use would be appreciated 5√78×√52 I am hoping to put together a lot of basic questions as models to help people many thanks in advance

- Apr 18th 2013, 05:22 AMPlatoRe: surd/radical simplification
- Apr 18th 2013, 05:42 AMunkleRe: surd/radical simplification
please could you write that as a product of an integer so I can show the working out many thanks in advance

- Apr 18th 2013, 12:34 PMShakarriRe: surd/radical simplification

Factorise the values into their smallest terms

put them back under the square root in the factorised form

You can bring the two square roots together

Bring like factors together

Remember the rules for manipulating square roots

The square root sign goes away if something is squared

And bring it back to one square root