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Multiplying and Distributing Radical Expressions  Problem 5
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
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When multiplying two radicals, you would get the correct answer if you multiplied the radicands first and then reduced later, BUT you'd be working with very large numbers. A tip presented here is to simplify each radical first on its own, and then multiply the numbers outside, and multiply the numbers inside. You should get the same result as the previous method, but arrive at it with much smaller numbers, and more likely without a calculator.
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Alissa Fong
M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University
B.S., Stanford University
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Multiplying and Distributing Radical Expressions
Problem 1 8,629 viewsMultiply:
(3√6x)(2√6x) 
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Problem 2 7,090 viewsSimplify:
√3x(√4x − 5) 
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Problem 3 6,112 viewsSimplify:
(4 + √6)(3 − √6) 
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Problem 4 5,385 viewsSimplify:
(2√10 + 3√5)(√10 − 3√5) 
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Problem 5 801 views 
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Problem 6 953 views 
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Problem 7 664 views
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