Week Five DQ 1 - example both equations would have the same...

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Week Five DQ 1 It’s better to first find a common denominator. When simplifying a radical expression it is best to  factor the radicals into prime numbers before we add or subtract. If you simplify before adding  and subtracting your chance of coming out with the wrong answer is lower. Adding radical  expressions and adding polynomial expressions are alike because we use addition with like  terms. With radical expressions we know that the expression cannot be put together. For 
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Unformatted text preview: example + both equations would have the same radicals and the same indexes in order for them to be put together. They are different because adding radical expressions and polynomials aren’t just dealing with powers they are also dealing with radical expressions they need to be factored and also solved. Radical Expression: +...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course MAT 117 taught by Professor Al-kofahi during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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