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 Subject: SIMPLIFYING A RADICAL Category: Reference, Education and News > Homework Help Asked by: bshrlok321-ga List Price: \$5.00 Posted: 30 Apr 2006 12:38 PDT Expires: 30 Apr 2006 16:21 PDT Question ID: 724159
 ```L= 2(-2)+2(-4)+(-4) SOLVE FOR L ---------------- NEED TO SHOW ALL WORK square root of: 2^2+(-4)^2 ANSWER MUST BE IN SIMPLIFIED RADICAL FORM.``` Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 30 Apr 2006 12:40 PDT ```"Need to show all work" ... should this be homework or the like? Scriptor``` Clarification of Question by bshrlok321-ga on 30 Apr 2006 12:42 PDT ```It should look like this L= 2(-2)+2(-2)+(-4)/sq. root of 2^2+(-4)^2....IT IS A FRACTION>>>>MUST BE SIMPLIFIED IN RADICAL FORM``` Clarification of Question by bshrlok321-ga on 30 Apr 2006 12:43 PDT `It is a home work assignment.` Clarification of Question by bshrlok321-ga on 30 Apr 2006 12:46 PDT ```L= 2(-2)+2(-4)+(-4) ________________ sq.root of 2^2+4^2```
 ```I assume you mean: L= [2(-2)+2(-4)+(-4)] / sqrt(2^2+4^2) If so, start by simplifying. L= [-4 -8 -4] / sqrt(4 + 16) = -16 / sqrt(20) I'll leave the final step to you. Hint, what can you do with sqrt(20)?```