# How do you simplify #root3((y^2 - 1))#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 5, 2015

#### Answer:

This expression has no simpler form, but you can factor it:

#root(3)(y^2-1) = root(3)(y-1) root(3)(y+1)#

#### Explanation:

The radicand

One thing you can do is separate the factors of

#root(3)(y^2-1) = root(3)((y-1)(y+1)) = root(3)(y-1)root(3)(y+1)#