# WORKSHEET ON OPERATIONS WITH SURDS

(1)  Simplify the following using addition and subtraction properties of surds:

(i) 5 3 + 183 - 23

(ii)  435 +235 - 335

(iii) 3 75 + 5 48 - 243

(iv) 5340 + 23625 - 33320

(2)  Simplify the following using multiplication and division properties of surds :

(i) 3  5  2

(ii)  35 ÷ 7

(iii) 3327  33⋅ 33125

(iv) (7a - 5b)(7a  + 5b)

(v)

(3)  If 2 = 1.414, 3 = 1.732, 5 = 2.236, 10 = 3.162 , then find the values of the following correct to 3 places of decimals.

(i)  √40 - √20

(ii)  √300 + √90 √8       Solution

(4)

Solution

(5)  Can you get a pure surd when you find

(i) the sum of two surds

(ii) the difference of two surds

(iii) the product of two surds

(iv) the quotient of two surds

Justify each answer with an example.    Solution

(6)  Can you get a rational number when you compute

(i) the sum of two surds

(ii) the difference of two surds

(iii) the product of two surds

(iv) the quotient of two surds

Justify each answer with an example.

Solution

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