# Bell Ringer.

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Bell Ringer

Simplifying Square Roots

Calculator keystrokes
Example 1 Use a Calculator to Find Square Roots Find the square root of 52. Round your answer to the nearest tenth. Check that your answer is reasonable. SOLUTION Calculator keystrokes or Display Rounded value ≈ 7.2 52 This is reasonable, because 52 is between the perfect squares 49 and 64. So, should be between and , or 7 and 8. The answer 7.2 is between 7 and 8. 52 64 49 3

Example 2 Find Side Lengths Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the hypotenuse to the nearest tenth. SOLUTION a2 + b2 = c2 Write Pythagorean Theorem. = c2 2 3 Substitute for a and for b. 2 + 3 = c2 Simplify. 5 = c2 Add. Take the square root of each side. = c 5 Use a calculator. 2.2 ≈ c 4

Multiply the radicals. Then simplify if possible.
Example 3 Multiply Radicals Multiply the radicals. Then simplify if possible. b. 2 8 a. 3 7 SOLUTION a. 3 7 = b. = 2 8 = 21 = 16 = 4 5

Example 4 Simplify Radicals Simplify the radical expression. a. 12 b. 45 SOLUTION = a. 12 4 3 b. 45 9 5 = = 4 3 = 9 5 = 2 3 = 3 5 6

Now You Try  Evaluate, Multiply, and Simplify Radicals Find the square root. Round your answer to the nearest tenth. Check that your answer is reasonable. 1. 27 ANSWER 5.2; < < , so 5 < 5.2 < 6. 25 27 36 2. 46 ANSWER 6.8; < < , so 6 < 6.8 < 7. 46 36 49 3. 8 ANSWER 2.8; < < , so 2 < 2.8 < 3. 4 8 9 4. 97 ANSWER 9.8; < < , so 9 < 9.8 < 10. 97 81 100

Multiply the radicals. Then simplify if possible.
Checkpoint Now You Try  Evaluate, Multiply, and Simplify Radicals Multiply the radicals. Then simplify if possible. 5. 3 5 ANSWER 15 6. 11 6 ANSWER 66 7. 27 3 ANSWER 9 8. 5 3 15 ANSWER