# How do you simplify (root3y)+5(root3y)?

Apr 21, 2018

$\left(\sqrt[3]{y}\right) + 5 \left(\sqrt[3]{y}\right) = 6 \left(\sqrt[3]{y}\right)$

#### Explanation:

Simplify:

$\left(\sqrt[3]{y}\right) + 5 \left(\sqrt[3]{y}\right) =$

$6 \left(\sqrt[3]{y}\right)$

Apr 21, 2018

$6 \sqrt[3]{y}$

#### Explanation:

The first thing is to notice that there are two terms.
(There is a + sign between them.)

Then notice that the terms themselves are the same. That means they can be added.

If we had $2 x + 7 x$ we would add and get $9 x$
If no number is shown it means $1$.

$x + 5 x = 6 x$

In our case the terms are in $\sqrt[3]{y}$

$1 \left(\sqrt[3]{y}\right) + 5 \left(\sqrt[3]{y}\right)$
$= 6 \left(\sqrt[3]{y}\right)$