posted by jasort20 .
Find the area of the rectangle shown in the figure.
length = radical (3) + radical (5)
width = radical (3) + radical (5)
My answer: a= 8 + 2 radical (15)
a = 15.75
agree, you seem to be able to do these
should i leave it as the radical form or the decimal form which is more appropriate
The radical form is the "exact" answer, while the decimal is an approximation.
The textbook or the teacher should have instructed you which way it should be answered.
Both ways are valid