# Homework Help: Multiplying Radical expression clarification

1. Mar 27, 2012

### DPXJube

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
This isn't really a specific question, I just need clarification on multiplying a radical expression
If I were to do...
x multiplied by 4√6, which number would receive the variable x when multiplied?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Mar 27, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

You decide.

x multiplied by 4√6
= x·4·√6
= 4·x·√6
=4x√6

= 4·(√6)·x
= 4·√6·√(x·x)
= 4·√(6·x·x)
= 4√(6xx)

Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
3. Mar 27, 2012

### e^(i Pi)+1=0

$4\sqrt{6}$ is a single number. It doesn't make sense to ask 'which gets the x'.