# How do you add 3sqrt2 + 5sqrt2?

Apr 4, 2015

$3 \sqrt{2} + 5 \sqrt{2} = 8 \sqrt{2}$

Try viewing $\sqrt{2}$ as apples

So that equation would mean add 3 apples to 5 apples

And this should be intuitive to you that the result is 8 apples

And since apples is represented by $\sqrt{2}$

The answer is $8 \sqrt{2}$