Addition and Subtraction Using Radical Notation


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Which of these terms could be added to √5?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Radicals bring in a whole new set of rules when calculating mathematical equations. This quiz and worksheet will assess your ability to recall how to add or subtract when radicals are involved in an equation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to make sure you understand:

  • How to add and subtract in equations with radicals
  • Whether an equation can be simplified

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of how to add or subtract with radicals
  • Problem solving - using acquired knowledge to solve math problems involving radical notation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast like terms and radicals that aren't like terms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to solve problems with radicals

Additional Learning

To learn more on the subject, explore the lesson on Addition and Subtraction with Radical Notation. This lesson with help you with the following objectives:

  • Understand what radicals contain
  • Recognize when radical terms are like terms and when they are not like terms
  • Know how to simplify radical terms
  • Understand that the term under a radical doesn't change