How do you combine #sqrt 3 + 2#?

2 Answers
Apr 27, 2018

You cannot combine values that have different indices

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So we have #3^(1/2) + 2^1#

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

Hope this helps!

Apr 27, 2018

Answer:

You can't

Explanation:

You cannot combine them.

only roots with the same root can be combined.

Eg:

#sqrt4+4sqrt4=5sqrt4#

whereas...

#sqrt4+sqrt5=sqrt4+sqrt5#

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

#sqrt4+2=2+2=4#

but #sqrt3# cannot be simplified, so we cannot do this.