Why is it important to simplify radical expressions before adding or subtracting? How is adding radical expressions similar to adding polynomial expressions? How is it different? Provide a radical expression for your classmates to simplify.
Consider participating in the discussion by simplifying your classmates' expressions. Detail what would have happened or if the expression was not simplified first.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 8:22 pm ad1c9bdddf
Hi, here is the solution....
When we simplify the radical expressions, we can add with the like terms.
Sqrt(x^2) + 2x
Now can we add the terms? Ofcourse NO!
Now let's simplify the radical term sqrt(x^2)
sqrt(x^2) = (x^2)^1/2 = x
sqrt(x^2) + 2x
= x + 2x [Simplified]
Now can we add x and 2x?
Of course! We can add them since it is like term.
So we get x+2x = 3x. It ...
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