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How to Add and Subtract Radicals?

In order to add or subtract radicals, we must have "like radicals" that is the radicands must be the same for each term. The radicand is the number inside the radical.

1. Break down the given radicals and simplify each term

2. Add and subtract the terms that have the same radicand

Adding and subtracting radicals

Students learn to add or subtract radicals by first breaking down the given radicals and simplifying each term, then combining terms that have the same number inside the radical.

This video looks at adding and subtracting radical expressions (square roots). It includes four examples.

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