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The coordinates of A and B are 27 square root and 15 square root respectively. Find AB.

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Find AB if the coordinate of A is `sqrt(27)` and the coordinate of B is `sqrt(15)` :

The distance d between two points on a number line a,b is `d=|a-b|` .

So `AB=|sqrt(27)-sqrt(15)|` . Since `sqrt(27)>sqrt(15)` we can drop the absolute value bars.

Then `AB=sqrt(27)-sqrt(15)` . This can be simplified:






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mimiahammed | Student

Firstly we see that neither 27 nor 15 is a perfect square,

Perfect squares are numbers we get by multiplying one number with itself.

Eg-: 4(.i.e 2×2),9(.i.e 3×3),81(.i.e 9×9),etc

Here,we can write,

27=3×3×3 and


Where,A=square root 27

And B=square root 15.

Thus,AB =Square root 27× square root 15

= Square root(3×3×3) × square root(5×3)

=3×square root3×square root 3×square root 5

= 3×3×square root5



*we notice that while square rooting,the basic we follow is two of the same number is taken singly after being square rooted.