How do you simplify #sqrt(165)#?

1 Answer
May 17, 2016


It is already in its simplest form.


Usually we would find a square number(s) that is a factor of #165#. We can then factor the square number out of the square root to simplify it.

However, 165 has no factors that are square numbers. In fact, it is the product of three primes: 11, 5 and 3. As such it is impossible to simplify this any further.