# How does the square root of 27 become 3 times the square root of 3?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 23, 2015

Here's why that happens.

#### Explanation:

The number

Alternatively, you can write the same number as

This means that when you take the square root of *product property* of radicals, which tells you that

In your case, you have

This is why the square root of