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Simplifying Radical Expressions  Problem 3
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts
Simplifying radicals is often used to find the exact length of a side of a triangle as a result of the Pythagoren Theorem. Since each term in the Pythagorean Theorem is squared, it is likely that your solution will be some kind of square root. Here we look at how to leave the side length in simple radical form rather than finding a decimal approximation.
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Alissa Fong
M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University
B.S., Stanford University
Alissa has a quirky sense of humor and a relatable personality that make it easy for students to pay attention and understand the material. She has all the math tips and tricks students are looking for.
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