How do you simplify #sqrt30#?

1 Answer
Feb 7, 2016


Cannot be simplified.


#sqrt(30)# cannot be simplified. It can only be written as the exact form or the decimal form #sqrt(30)# ≈5.477225575051661

Tip: To determine the square root of any number, identify first the possible numbers that it can be divided by.

Here, we are asked to find the square root of 30. By applying multiplication and division, a pair of numbers that we can multiply to arrive an answer of 30 are the following:

6 * 5 = 30
10 * 3 = 30
15 * 2 = 30

Based on the following multipliers and multiplicand, there are no perfect square numbers. Therefore, we can prove that #sqrt(30)# is not a perfect square.