October 24th, 2016, 06:46 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2016 From: United States Posts: 4 Thanks: 0  Can I simplify this?
(1/3)+(sq(455)/36)

October 24th, 2016, 06:49 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 2,531 Thanks: 1390 
455 = (5)(91) = (5)(7)(13) You can't simplify the radical. You can write the whole thing as $\dfrac 1 3 \left(1 + \dfrac{\sqrt{455}}{12}\right)$ 
October 25th, 2016, 10:38 PM  #3 
Banned Camp Joined: Jun 2014 From: Earth Posts: 945 Thanks: 191 
What are we going to consider "simplified" or "more simplified," if I were to force the question? Adding up every little symbol, number, fraction bar, etc. in the offered expression, I counted 15 of them. And there are two fractions involved with a product relying on parentheses. I offer this one below. It consists of 11 components, as compared, respectively, to the other offered one. And there is the one fraction and no parentheses or product involved. $\displaystyle \dfrac{12 \ + \ \sqrt{455}}{36}$ 

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