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    reducing a radical

    Can this radical be reduced?

    \sqrt{t^4 + 2t^2 + 1}

    if so, how?

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    Re: reducing a radical

    Quote Originally Posted by icelated View Post
    Can this radical be reduced?

    \sqrt{t^4 + 2t^2 + 1}

    if so, how?
    Yes. Factor the radicand as a perfect square.
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    Re: reducing a radical

    Quote Originally Posted by icelated View Post
    Can this radical be reduced?

    \sqrt{t^4 + 2t^2 + 1}
    \sqrt{t^4 + 2t^2 + 1}=\sqrt{(t^2+1)^2}=|(t^2+1)|=(t^2+1)
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