Math radicals homework

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

(square root of 3 + square root of 5)(square root of 3-square root of6)

2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution
Im confused on what to multiply what with.
 
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Re: Radicals

How would you multiply (x + y)(x - z) out?

The Bob
 
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I don't know but that's what I've gotten :
[tex] (\sqrt{3}+\sqrt{5})(\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{6})=\sqrt{3}(\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{6})+\sqrt{5}(\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{6})=\\
\sqrt{3}\cdot\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{3}\cdot\sqrt{6}+\sqrt{5}\cdot\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}\cdot\sqrt{6}=\\
=-2.846882916[/tex]
 
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Well that is a way to do it but you've not produced an 'accurate' answer by using surds. As this has been posted, Stratosphere what would you have done?

The Bob
 

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