Simplify square root fraction

Simplify square root fraction

Postby TigerLittle » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:29 pm

I have to simplify this square root fraction:

The answer is 4√5, but I do not get to that answer.
Please help.
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Re: Simplify square root fraction

Postby Baltuilhe » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:00 pm

Good afternoon! :)

[tex]\dfrac{10}{\sqrt{5}}+\sqrt{20}=\dfrac{10}{\sqrt{5}}\overbrace{\left(\times\dfrac{\sqrt{5}}{\sqrt{5}}\right)}^{\times 1}+\sqrt{\underbrace{4\times 5}_{20}}[/tex]



I hope to have helped u! ;)

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Re: Simplify square root fraction

Postby Guest » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:05 am

What you have written, "[tex]10/\sqrt{5}+ \sqrt{20}[/tex]" is correctly [tex]\frac{10}{\sqrt{5}+ \sqrt{20}}[/tex] but some might have written that when they meant [tex]10/(\sqrt{5}+ \sqrt{20})= \frac{10}{\sqrt{5}+ \sqrt{20}}[/tex]. In that case, since [tex]\sqrt{20}= \sqrt{4(5)}= 2\sqrt{5}[/tex], we can write [tex]\frac{10}{3\sqrt{5}}[/tex] and, rationalizing the denominator [tex]\frac{10\sqrt{5}}{5}[/tex].

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