Common Algebra Mistakes
Example: Radical Expression

The Goal

Simplify the expression:


The Mistake

Find the algebra mistake:


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The Correction


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An Explanation

The equal quantities in the denominator are added, not multiplied. There are two such square root quantities, giving the correct simplified expression.

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