Multiplication Property of Radicals Let a and b represent real numbers such that and are both real. Then,

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Multiplication Property of Radicals Let a and b represent real numbers such that and are both real. Then,

Commutative and associative properties of multiplication Multiplication property of radicals Commutative and associative properties of multiplication Multiplication property of radicals

Apply the distributive property Multiplication property of radicals Simplify the radical

Apply the distributive property. Foil Multiplication property of radicals Simplify radicals. Combine like radicals. Combine like terms

Apply the distributive property or Foil. Simplify

Apply the distributive property or Foil. Simplify

This expression is in the form (a-b)(a+b), difference of squares. Where a = 2√c and b = 3√d Simplify a² - b² Apply the formula (a + b)(a – b) = a² - b²

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