How do you find the simplified radical form of 54?
Begin by finding the prime factors of
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For each factor pair place one factor outside of the radical and each unpaired factor place inside the radical.
An alternate way of doing the simplification:
We can take
Remember that the square root and square operations are opposite - they cancel each other out. And so if we can find squares, we can cancel them against the square root:
And if we want, we can put the square into its own radical:
Cancel the square against the square root, and then simplify the other root: