# How do you simplify #3 sqrt (2) + 5 sqrt(2)#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 20, 2016

A different approach!

11.314 to 3decimal places as an

#### Explanation:

Compare to :

Suppose that instead of

Just because it is a square root makes no difference. You are combining 3 of them with 5 of them

so

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Another way!

Common factor is