Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.4 The Irrational Numbers - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 7

Answer

$\\=\underline{5}\sqrt2+\underline{4}\sqrt2 \\=\underline{9\sqrt2}$

Work Step by Step

We use the properties of radicals that we know to simplify. $\sqrt{25}\cdot \sqrt2 + \sqrt{16} \cdot \sqrt2 \\=5\sqrt2+4\sqrt2 \\=9\sqrt2$
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