Rationalise
Could someone show most of the main steps in achieving the rationalised result of
I tried many methods and failed.
thank you
Did you multiply top and bottom by the conjugate of the denominator?
$\displaystyle \dfrac{(2-\sqrt{2})-\sqrt{3}}{(2+\sqrt{2})-\sqrt{3}} \cdot \dfrac{(2+\sqrt{2})+\sqrt{3}}{(2+\sqrt{2})+\sqrt{3 }} = \dfrac{(4-2)+ (2-\sqrt{2})\sqrt{3} - (2+\sqrt{2})\sqrt{3}-3}{4 + 2\sqrt{2}+2-3} $
$\displaystyle = \dfrac{2\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{6}-2\sqrt{3}+\sqrt{6}-1}{3+2\sqrt{2}} = -\dfrac{1}{3+2\sqrt{2}}$
You should be able to multiply by $\displaystyle \dfrac{3-2\sqrt{2}}{3-2\sqrt{2}}$ to rationalise