# How do you simplify #sqrt80+sqrt20#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Fully factorising the terms in the square roots to their prime factors (to assist clarity), it might be noted

and

Collecting terms that might be expressed as squares, it might be noted

and

Taking the squared terms outside the radical (taking the square roots whilst doing this, and presuming that the use of the radical sign implies that only the positive square root is intended)

and

Both terms now comprise the same radical (