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    Rationalize each denominator

    1/(√5)

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    (3t-1)/√(3t) -1)
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    Multiply top and bottom by sqrt(5). This is the same as multiplying by one, so it doesn't change the answer, just the way it looks. For example,
    1/sqrt(2) can be rewritten as sqrt(2)/2 by multiplying the top and bottom of the fraction by sqrt(2).
    Last edited by beepnoodle; April 16th 2005 at 11:20 PM.
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