I have 42+8sqrt2+2sqrt10 over 18. Since it is 42 plus something I am unsure if I am able to reduce 42 to 7 and 18 to 3?? I know I can't simplify any more for the square roots but I was just wondering about the numbers.
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I made a jpg to illustrate what I meant better.
Originally Posted by Gatsbro I made a jpg to illustrate what I meant better. To simplify a fraction you have to factor the numerator and the denominator. Equal factors can be cancelled because :
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