There are 2 parts to a square root.

- the
**RADICAL** - the
**RADICAND**

The **radical** tells us that we’re looking for identical factors.

The **radicand** is a number that needs to be factored so we can pull out the identical ones.

**Example**: since there are 2 5’s

## Procedure

Simplify

**Step 1:** factor the radicand

**Step 2:** pull out factors that a repeated twice.

**Step 3: **Doubled factors are removed from the radical and made single. All other factors stay inside the radical.

**Step 4:** Simplify