What is the product of the radical expression

(-5-√3) ^2 ?

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Squaring an expression is the same as multiplying it 2 times.

`(-5-sqrt3) (-5-sqrt3)`

Now use the FOIL method.


Simplify by multiplying and combining like terms.


Raising a square root to the square power results in the expression inside the root.


Add 3 to 25 to get 28.


 `(-5-sqrt3)^2= 28+10sqrt3`

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