How and When You Can Manipulate Square Roots

Square Roots (aka radicals) are part of the multiplication world. They have the same properties, but because they look weird – living in little “houses” – it is hard to grasp what they can do.

This is how the “houses” (the radicals) can “move”:

After that, you can work with multiple radicals:

It is important to note that this little trick works because it’s all multiplication, division and roots. If you have addition or subtraction in there, you’ve got yourself a challenge. Watch this to see how to deal with addition in the mix:

Thanks to jrobbo at for the inspiration for this post.

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