# How do you add sqrt17+4sqrt17?

Apr 27, 2018

$5 \sqrt{17}$

#### Explanation:

Distributive property:
$\sqrt{17} + 4 \sqrt{17} = \sqrt{17} \times \left(1 + 4\right)$

$\sqrt{17} + 4 \sqrt{17} = 5 \sqrt{17}$

OR, think about it logically - you have ONE $\sqrt{17}$ and FOUR more of them... so you have a total of FIVE.