Part 05 - Collecting like term surds I | Maths Made Easy

Surds GCSE Maths Revision

Part 05 – Collecting like term surds I

Example:

Simplify 2√2+3√3+√5+√2+3√3+7√5

Worked Solution:

Use the formulae m√a±n√b±o√c ≡m√a±n√b±o√c and m√a±n√a≡(m±n) √a

2√2+3√3+√5+√2+3√3+7√5=(2+1) √2+(3+3) √3+(1+7) √5

=3√2+6√3+8√5


Your turn:

The following expression, 3√13+√11+2√13+√7+7√11+6√7, can be simplified to the following:

a√7+8√11+5√b

Find the values for a and b.

Enter your answer here:
a =
b =

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