Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 7 - Section 7.5 - Multiplying with More Than One Term and Rationalizing Denominators - Exercise Set: 1

Answer

$x\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{14}$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: (1) Distributive Property: For any real numbers a, b, and c, $a(b+c) = ab+ ac$ (2) For any real numbers real numbers a and b within the domain, $\sqrt[n]{a} \cdot \sqrt[n]{b} = \sqrt[n]{ab}$ Use rule (1) above to obtain: $=\sqrt{2} \cdot x + \sqrt{2} \cdot \sqrt{7} \\=x\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{2} \cdot \sqrt{7}$ Use rule (2) above to obtain: $=x\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{2 \cdot 7} \\=x\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{14}$
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