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Hi, I know that all algerbra can be represented visually, for example:
Y=9x+3 is a line on a two dimentional plane. Could Math Central please send
me a visual representation of the proccess of simplifying square root like
root24 equals 2root6

Thank you,
Burke (Grade 11 student)



Hi Burke,

Draw a square that has area 24 square units then the length a side of the square is root24 units.

Now divide the square into 4. Each piece then has area 6 square units.

But a square of area 6 square units has side length of root6 units

Thus root24 = 2 root6




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