## anonymous 4 years ago How do I express this equation into simplest radical form? x square root of 2 = square root of 14. I'm confused, someone please tell me the steps! D:

1. anonymous

x$\sqrt{2} = \sqrt{14}$

2. anonymous

except the x is beside square root of 2

3. anonymous

$x \sqrt{2}=\sqrt{14}$

4. anonymous

yes!

5. anonymous

the answer is square root of 7.. o.o but why and how?

6. anonymous

Divide both sides by $\sqrt{2}$

7. anonymous

okay.

8. anonymous

$x = \frac{\sqrt{14}}{ \sqrt{2}}$

9. anonymous

and that's it?

10. anonymous

$\frac{\sqrt[n]{a}}{\sqrt[n]{b}} = \sqrt[n](\frac{a}{b})$

11. anonymous

So you can divide 14 by 2 and keep it under 1 root

12. anonymous

ohh.. thank you!

13. anonymous

np