Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter 7 - Section 7.4 - Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions - 7.4 Exercises - Page 466: 16



Work Step by Step

The given expression, $ 3\sqrt{11}-5\sqrt{13} ,$ cannot be further simplified because the radicands do not contain a factor that is a perfect power of the index and because the radicals are unlike radicals. This means that they cannot be added.
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