How do you simplify square root of 17 times the square root of 17 to the 2nd power?

1 Answer
Sep 30, 2015

Answer:

The question is ambiguous, but could be answered:

(1) #sqrt(17)(sqrt(17))^2 = 17sqrt(17)#
(2) #(sqrt(17)sqrt(17))^2 = 17^2 = 289#

Explanation:

In general #(sqrt(a))^2 = sqrt(a)sqrt(a) = a#

A square root of a number is a number which when multiplied by itself gives the original number.