# How do you simplify #sqrt33-sqrt9#?

##### 1 Answer

Find what is common in the 2 expressions, then factor it out to get to

#### Explanation:

When we look to "simplify", most times we are looking to combine the terms in a different way than the one presented.

Take this question for example - we want to find a way to combine the two square roots into one expression. To do that, we need to find what is common about them.

let's break down the 33 and 9 into they're respective factors

and I can express this in a different way

Each expression has a

And that is the final answer (remember that