# Can you simplify 25p/\2 over 9 by square rooting the numerater and the denominator?

**Answer**

I will use the symbol sqrt to mean “square root”.

Note that sqrt ( 25 p^2 ) = sqrt (25) * sqrt (p^2) = 5 * p = 5p.

That’s for the numerator.

For the denominator sqrt (9) = 3.

So sqrt ( 25p^2/9) = (5p)/3