# How do you simplify sqrt(170)?

Mar 14, 2018

Impossible.

#### Explanation:

Factors of 170: $1 , 2 , 5 , 10 , 17 , 34 , 85 , 170$

Any squares? No

$\therefore$ cannot be simplified by extracting squares.

The only 'simplification' would be to factor out some factors, i.e.:

$\sqrt{170} = \sqrt{10} \sqrt{17}$