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Simplifying Radicals with Prime Factorization

Simplifying Radicals with Prime Factorization

Author: Graham Pardun

This lesson will demonstrate how to simplify radicals by using prime factorization.

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How to Simplify a Square Root or Another Kind of Radical Using Prime Factorization

In this lesson, I'll show you how you can write the number under a radical as the product of all its prime-number factors, and then find pairs (or triplets, etc.) of prime factors which you can then move out from under the radical!