What is the square root of 5 times the square root of 35?

2 Answers
May 30, 2018

Answer:

What is: #sqrt(5) xx sqrt(35)#?

Explanation:

Use this rule for radicals to combine the terms:

#sqrt(color(red)(a)) * sqrt(color(blue)(b)) = sqrt(color(red)(a) * color(blue)(b))#

#sqrt(color(red)(5)) * sqrt(color(blue)(35)) => sqrt(color(red)(5) * color(blue)(35)) => sqrt(175)#

Next, we can rewrite the term under the radical as:

#sqrt(25 * 7)#

Now, use this rule for radicals to simplify the expression:

#sqrt(color(red)(a) * color(blue)(b)) = sqrt(color(red)(a)) * sqrt(color(blue)(b))#

#sqrt(color(red)(25) xx color(blue)(7)) => sqrt(color(red)(25)) xx sqrt(color(blue)(7)) => 5 xx sqrt(7) => 5sqrt(7)#

May 30, 2018

Answer:

#5sqrt(7)#

Explanation:

#sqrt(5)*sqrt(35)=sqrt(5*35)=sqrt(175)#

Note that we now have among the factors of 175 a square under the square root that we can take out to simplify

#sqrt(175)=sqrt(5^2*7)=5sqrt(7)*#

It is usually worth keeping track of what factors go in in advance - so in this case remembering that #35=5*7#.