1. ## Simplify

$-\frac{3}{5 + \sqrt{3}}$

How do you simplify this equation?

Thanks.

2. Originally Posted by hydride
$-\frac{3}{5 + \sqrt{3}}$

How do you simplify this equation?

Thanks.
One way is:

$-\frac{3}{5 + \sqrt{3}} \times \frac{5 - \sqrt{3}} {5 - \sqrt{3}}$

can you finish?

3. Originally Posted by hydride
$-\frac{3}{5 + \sqrt{3}}$

How do you simplify this equation?

Thanks.
Also, this is not an equation. It's an expression.