Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 9 - Roots and Radicals - 9.2 - Simplifying Radicals - Concept Quiz 9.2 - Page 406: 8



Work Step by Step

The expression $3\sqrt 2+4\sqrt 3$ does not equal to $7\sqrt 5$. This is because adding two radical expressions requires that the same radical be present in both the expressions. Since the radicals present in the two expressions are different, these expressions cannot be added together. Therefore, the question statement is false.
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