# Is it possible to simplify #sqrt(6)# ?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 12, 2016

No,

#### Explanation:

The prime factorisation of

This contains no square factors, so there is nothing we can helpfully "move outside" the square root.

You can express it as a product of square roots, i.e.:

#sqrt(6) = sqrt(2*3) = sqrt(2) sqrt(3)#

but that would not generally be considered 'simpler'.