# Surds

Help with surds,simplifying etc

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Surds

An example of a surd

Surds can also be shown as irrational numbers, which are often used in the
place of decimals in calculations.

However, to make the result more accurate you need to carry out a
calculation using the surd which is called RATIONALISING. The aim of
rationalising…

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THE SQUARE ROOT OF A NUMBER IS THE PRODUCT OF THE
SQUARE ROOTS OF THE NUMBERS FACTORS.

Simplifying Square Roots

1. Firstly, multiply out the square roots into the simplest form,

2. Then square root to full numbers all that can,

3. Finally, simplify if possible,

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For the use of an example this would mean
However, in actual use would've been simplified to , giving an
outcome of .

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# Surds

Help with surds,simplifying etc

• Created by: gogos
• Created on: 28-06-10 22:57
Word Document 125 Kb

## Pages in this set

### Page 1

Surds

An example of a surd

Surds can also be shown as irrational numbers, which are often used in the
place of decimals in calculations.

However, to make the result more accurate you need to carry out a
calculation using the surd which is called RATIONALISING. The aim of
rationalising…

### Page 2

THE SQUARE ROOT OF A NUMBER IS THE PRODUCT OF THE
SQUARE ROOTS OF THE NUMBERS FACTORS.

Simplifying Square Roots

1. Firstly, multiply out the square roots into the simplest form,

2. Then square root to full numbers all that can,

3. Finally, simplify if possible,

### Page 3

For the use of an example this would mean
However, in actual use would've been simplified to , giving an
outcome of .