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    • Combining Radical Terms
    • It is a term which contains a radical. What is a radical term?
    • But what is a radical? A radical is another name for a square root.
    • Okay—so a radical term . . . . . . is an term that contains a radical, or square root. Look! There goes one now!
    • Consider these two expressions:
    • What makes them different? What do they have in common?
    • You may have noticed that the two expressions are really the same, if . . .
    • If what? Under what condition would the two expressions be identical?
    • The two expressions are identical when
    • That means since you already know how to simplify the first expression . . .
    • . . . then you also know how to simplify the radical expression .
    • The rules that apply to combining like terms
    • also apply to combining radical terms.
    • also apply to combining radical terms.
    • You can only combine radical terms when the radicands are identical. When what are identical? What is a radicand?
    • The radicand is the number underneath the square root sign.
    • When two (or more) terms have exactly the same radicand,
    • we call them like radical terms , and we can combine them .
    • But when the radicands are not identical . . .
    • . . . the terms cannot be combined.
    • Practice combining radical terms:
    • Practice combining radical terms: