Posted by **Dakota** on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:05pm.

How do I solve Radical square root.

Such as 11 times the square root of 196 divided by 9 times the square root of 256

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:09pm
Is it

11√196/(9√256)

or

11√196/9 *√256

anyway √196 = 14 and √256 = 16

I am sure you can do the rest

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**Dakota**, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:20pm
11196

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9256

I know to do the square roots. I come up with

154

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144

My problem is what to do now. Do I divide? And do I need to simplify because it is a radical?

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:24pm
so it reduces to 77/72 or 1 5/72

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**Dakota**, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:29pm
thank you

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**Dakota**, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:53pm
So the line doesn't stand for division?

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 11:00pm
of course it does.

any fraction is really a division of the numerator by the denominator

e.g. 5/8 = 5 8 = 0.625

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