# How do you simplify √3 + 4√3?

Mar 21, 2018

$5 \sqrt{3}$

#### Explanation:

I like to think of radicals like 'x'. So instead of $\sqrt{3}$, I imagine the equation to be $x + 4 x$.

That is pretty much the hardest part. With that, just add them together, leaving $\sqrt{3}$ how it is.

$\sqrt{3} + 4 \sqrt{3}$

$= 5 \sqrt{3}$