You can do more than just simplify radical expressions. You can multiply and divide them, too. Multiplying radicals is very simple if the index on all the radicals match. The prodcut rule of radicals can be generalized as follows. The Product Raised to a Power Rule is important because you can use it to multiply radical expressions.

Note that the roots are the sameâ€”you can combine square roots with square roots, or cube roots with cube roots, for example. Look for perfect squares in the radicand, and rewrite the radicand as the product of two factors.

How would the expression change if you simplified each radical first, before multiplying? It does not matter whether you multiply the radicands or simplify each radical first.

You multiply radical expressions that contain variables in the same manner. As long as the roots of the radical expressions are the same, you can use the Product Raised to a Power Rule to multiply and simplify.

Look at the two examples that follow.

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In both problems, the Product Raised to a Power Rule is used right away and then the expression is simplified. In this video example, we multiply more square roots with and without variables.

We will show one more example of multiplying cube root radicals, this time we will include a variable. You can use the same ideas to help you figure out how to simplify and divide radical expressions. Well, what if you are dealing with a quotient instead of a product? There is a rule for that, too. Again, if you imagine that the exponent is a rational number, then you can make this rule applicable for roots as well:.

Simplify each radical. Look for perfect square factors in the radicand, and rewrite the radicand as a product of factors.Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials. Are you getting the free resources, updates, and special offers we send out every week in our teacher newsletter?

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Dividing rational expressions. Multiplying rational expressions: multiple variables. Dividing rational expressions: unknown expression. Next lesson. Current timeTotal duration Math: HSA. Google Classroom Facebook Twitter. Video transcript Multiply and express as a simplified rational. State the domain. We'll start with the domain. The only numbers that will make this expression undefined are the ones that would make the denominator equal to 0, and those are the situation, or that situation would occur, when either a, b, x, or y is equal to 0.

If any of those are equal to 0, then we have an undefined expression. We could say the domain is all real a's, b's, x, and y's, except 0. Or we could be specific: except a, b, x, and y can't equal to 0. Or you could write this: given that a, b, x, and y does not equal 0, that none of them can be equal to 0.

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These are just multiple ways of stating the same thing. With that stated, let's actually multiply and simplify this rational expression. So when we multiply, you just multiply the numerator and multiply the denominator, so you have 3x squared y times 14a squared b in the numerator.

Then in the denominator, we have 2ab times 18xy squared. Let's see where we can simplify this thing. We can divide the 14 by 2, and the 2 by 2, and we get 14 divided by 2 is 7, and 2 divided by 2 is 1. We could divide the 3 by 3 and get 1, and divide the 18 by 3, and get 6.

Every time we divided the numerator and the denominator by 2, now the numerator and the denominator by 3, so we're not changing the expression. Then we can divide a squared divided by a, so you're just left with an a in the numerator, and a divided by a is just 1.

You have a b over a b. Those guys cancel each other out. You have an x squared divided by an x, so x squared divided by x is x, and x divided by x is just a 1, so this becomes an x over 1, or just an x. Finally, you have a y over a y squared. You divide the numerator by y, you get 1.

If you divide the denominator by y, you just get a y, and so what are we left with? We're left with in the numerator, these 1's we can ignore. That doesn't really change the number.They chose great hotels for us.

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