# given b is prime, find the values of a and b. √5+√500 = a√b

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given b is prime, find the values of a and b.

√5+√500 = a√b

#### Dr.Peterson

##### Elite Member
given b is prime, find the values of a and b.

√5+√500 = a√b
The first step will be to simplify each given radical, particularly $$\displaystyle \sqrt{500}$$. Can you do that?

Then you can think about combining them into one.

Please show us whatever you can do, so we can work from there.