In this lesson, you will learn how to simplify square roots by taking out perfect squares. You will be shown how to tell if a square root is simplified, and how to rewrite the number as a perfect square times something to make it easier to simplify. The shortcut method of circling the perfect square and writing it outside of the square root sign is also demonstrated. You will see how to simplify square roots with variables, and how to verify your answers with a calculator.
Learn to simplify / break down square roots by taking out perfect squares.
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