Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free simplifying surds worksheet of 47 questions and answers
Surds are numbers left as square roots. They are used to give exact values for answers which are square roots of non square numbers. Surds are irrational numbers which means that, when written as decimals, they go on forever without any pattern. Irrational numbers cannot be written as fractions with integer numerators and denominators.
We can sometimes simplify surds by taking out any square factors of the number under the root. A surd is in its simplest form when the number under the root sign has no factors which are square numbers.
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