# How do you simplify sqrt48?

##### 1 Answer
May 16, 2015

$\sqrt{48} = \sqrt{16 \cdot 3} = \sqrt{16} \sqrt{3} = 4 \sqrt{3}$

In general $\sqrt{a b} = \sqrt{a} \sqrt{b}$ and $\sqrt{{a}^{2}} = a$.