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## Can you add square roots together?

Just as with “regular” numbers, square roots can be added together. In order to be able to combine radical terms together, those terms have to have the same radical part.

## How do you add powers?

The exponent “product rule” tells us that, when multiplying two powers that have the same base, you can add the exponents. In this example, you can see how it works. Adding the exponents is just a short cut! The ” power rule” tells us that to raise a power to a power, just multiply the exponents.

## How do you combine radicals with different roots?

To simplify two radicals with different roots, we first rewrite the roots as rational exponents. Before the terms can be multiplied together, we change the exponents so they have a common denominator. By doing this, the bases now have the same roots and their terms can be multiplied together.

## How do you add two root numbers?

Do Example 1.

- Simplify √(45). First, you can factor it out to get √(9 x 5).
- Then, you can pull out a “3” from the perfect square, “9,” and make it the coefficient of the radical. So, √(45) = 3√5.
- Now, just add up the coefficients of the two terms with matching radicands to get your answer. 3√5 + 4√5 = 7√5.

## How do you type a square root?

– Position the pointer in the place where you want the square root symbol inserted. – Press and hold down the Alt key and type 251 from the numeric keypad. The symbol (√) will be inserted into your text as soon as you release your finger from the Alt code.

## How do you add numbers with exponents?

To add exponents, both the exponents and variables should be alike. You add the coefficients of the variables leaving the exponents unchanged. Only terms that have same variables and powers are added. This rule agrees with the multiplication and division of exponents as well.