# How do you simplify #(-9-sqrt108) / 3#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 7, 2016

By reducing the radical and dividing by three.

#### Explanation:

In the problem, you have

If you look up how to do it there will be a multitude of examples for you to look at, but it's really hard to format it here.

108 = 54*2 = 27*2*2 = 9*3*2*2 = 3*3*3*2*2. We can take out a pair of two's and three's which gives us our simplified radial

That simplified radical gives us the problem

Now we can factor out three's from *should* be your final answer.