High School Math : Simplifying Radicals

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Example Question #2 : Using Radicals With Elementary Operations

Simplify the expression:.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Exponents in the denominator can be subtracted from exponents in the numerator.

Recall that .

Therefore, .

 

Example Question #3 : Using Radicals With Elementary Operations

Simplify:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Try to group factors in pairs to get perfect squares under the square root:

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