# How do you simplify [sqrt x] + 5[sqrt x]?

Jul 25, 2016

$6 \sqrt{x}$

#### Explanation:

Consider this example:

Suppose you had $a + 5 a$

This gives you a total count of a's that is 6 so we have $6 a$

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instead of $a$ we have $\sqrt{x}$. Not that the brackets serve no purpose.

So $\sqrt{x} + 5 \sqrt{x} \text{ " =" } 6 \sqrt{x}$