# How do you combine #sqrt 3 + 2#?

##### 2 Answers

Apr 27, 2018

You cannot combine values that have different *indices*

So we have

Since these are different indices, we can't combine them

Hope this helps!

Apr 27, 2018

You can't

#### Explanation:

You cannot combine them.

only roots with the same root can be combined.

Eg:

whereas...

You could simplify the root if possible then combine the terms, for example:

but