How do you combine #sqrt 3 - 1#?

2 Answers
Nov 13, 2015

Answer:

Had a shot but not happy with the outcome!

Explanation:

The only thing I can think of at the moment is:

#(sqrt(3) -1) times 1#

But #1 = sqrt(3)/sqrt(3)#

giving:

#(sqrt(3)-1) times sqrt(3)/sqrt(3)#

#(3-sqrt(3))/sqrt(3)#

Perhaps someone else can offer an alternative that is better!

Nov 22, 2015

Answer:

You can't combine. You'll have to use a calculator.

Explanation:

#sqrt3-1~~1.732...-1~~0.732...#