# How do you simplify 3 sqrt 2 + 2 sqrt2?

Apr 7, 2018

#### Answer:

$5 \sqrt{2}$

#### Explanation:

We can treat this like simple algebra

For example $3 a + 2 a = 5 a$ Just collecting like terms

As the roots are the same, you can simply just add the like terms.

So in this case $a = \sqrt{2}$

$\implies 5 \sqrt{2}$