## anonymous one year ago Simplifying Square Roots!!!! I need help!!

1. anonymous

I need help simplifying these square roots. I'm having trouble with the steps. $\sqrt{32}$

2. nincompoop

what are the factors of 32 ?

3. anonymous

1, 2, 4, 8, and 16

4. nincompoop

any of those numbers have a square root?

5. nincompoop

possible square root of 16, possible square of 8, possible square root of 4

6. nincompoop

$$\huge \sqrt{16 \times 2} = \sqrt{16} \times \sqrt{2}$$

7. nincompoop

we can do it like this too $$\huge \sqrt{8 \times 4} = \sqrt{(4 \times 2) \times 4} = \sqrt{4} \times \sqrt{4} \times \sqrt{2}$$

8. nincompoop

oops it didn't fit $$\large \sqrt{8 \times 4} = \sqrt{(4 \times 2) \times 4} = \sqrt{4} \times \sqrt{4} \times \sqrt{2}$$

9. nincompoop

I think the rest looks pretty obvious and you can do it by yourself

10. anonymous

okay I think I got it.

11. nincompoop

great!

12. anonymous