## anonymous one year ago Simple algebra help?

1. anonymous

Can I simplify $\frac{ 6\sqrt{2}+6\sqrt{3} }{ -1 }$ to be $\frac{ 36\sqrt{6} }{ -1 }$?

2. anonymous

If not how would I simplify it? Just divide the negative into it?

3. SolomonZelman

no

4. SolomonZelman

$$\large\color{black}{ \displaystyle 6\sqrt{2}+6\sqrt{3} }$$ are not like terms.

5. SolomonZelman

$$\large\color{black}{ \displaystyle \frac{6\sqrt{2}+6\sqrt{3}}{-1} }$$ you can re-write as $$\large\color{black}{ \displaystyle -6\sqrt{2}-6\sqrt{3} }$$ but that is the simplest you can get.

6. SolomonZelman

unless you want to approximate the square roots (using a calculator, or a taylor series)

7. anonymous

Ok that's what I had but I wasn't sure so thanks @SolomonZelman

8. SolomonZelman

yw