# How do you simplify #sqrt2+3sqrt2#?

##### 2 Answers

Mar 7, 2018

#### Explanation:

We can think of this in a couple of ways.

One way to approach this is to think of the

Another way to think of this is to remember that if we multiply anything by 1, we don't change the value of the number. So I can say:

I can now factor out the

and then reorder the terms:

Mar 7, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, rewrite the expression as:

Now factor out the common term of