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Simplifying Radicals

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What are radicals?

A radical is the indicated root of a quantity.

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The radical sign is the symbol

Some radicals have exact values.

For example

Some radicals do not have exact values

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How to simplify radicals?

Sometimes, we may want to simplify the radicals.

For example

The following diagram shows some examples of simplify radicals using the perfect square method and the prime factors method. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions for simplifying radicals.

Simplify Radicals

More examples of simplifying radicals.

Simplifying Radicals - Square Roots
How to Simplify a Radical aka Square Roots?

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