# SOLUTION: what if the radical expression is not a rational expression, for example what if I had &#8730;12 + &#8730;108? How would I begin on simplifying it? Afterall, there is no denomin

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Radicals Question 200934: what if the radical expression is not a rational expression, for example what if I had √12 + √108? How would I begin on simplifying it? Afterall, there is no denominator other than 1. Answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given expression Simplify to get . Note: If you need help with simplifying square roots, check out this solver. Simplify to get . Since we have the common term , we can combine like terms Factor out the GCF Combine like terms. So simplifies to . In other words, You can verify this with a calculator.