# How do you simplify #5[sqrt2] + 2[sqrt 2]#?

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Apr 16, 2016

#### Explanation:

Both 5 and 2 have [

Apr 16, 2016

#### Explanation:

As there is only 1 thing inside each of the brackets and no operation is carried out on the bracket, apart from counting them, the brackets may as well not be there!

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So

Apr 16, 2016

#### Explanation:

*somethings* are, so