# How do you simplify #8sqrt3+5sqrt3#?

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Dec 22, 2016

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you can simplify

Dec 22, 2016

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Radicals can be treated in a similar way to algebraic terms in that we can add/subtract

#color(blue)"like radicals"#

#"Example " 8x+5x # are like terms since they both contain the same variable x

We can therefore collect them together by adding their coefficients.That is 8x + 5x = (8 + 5)x = 13x

#sqrt3# in both terms are considered like radicals as they have different values to#sqrt2,sqrt6" etc "#

#rArr8sqrt3+5sqrt3=(8+5)sqrt3=13sqrt3#