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Unformatted text preview: plus/minus signs and keeping the radical or variable-exponent combination. It can be summed up as factoring out the common terms and you have like terms; polynomials have same exponents and radical expressions have the same radical. How is it different? Adding radical expressions is different than adding polynomial expressions for couple of reasons that I could think of. The first way that solving these two types of expressions are different is the fact that polynomials do not have absolute value or any roots and radical expressions have a value. There is known numbers in radical expressions and in polynomial expressions there are variables. Provide a radical expression for your classmates to simplify. Here is one to simplify: sqrt(72) + sqrt(2) (the answer is: 6sqrt(2) + sqrt(2) = 7sqrt(2))...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course MAT 117 117 taught by Professor Billings during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10